More details are emerging, as L’Equipe claim Inter paid over €40m for Monaco midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia.
It was not clear why the Nerazzurri suddenly leapt ahead of Milan today, many sources citing a personal phone call from Coach Roberto Mancini.
However, according to French paper L’Equipe, they convinced both Monaco and the player with a huge financial boost.
Milan had been prepared to pay €35m for the 22-year-old, but Inter seem to have reached €40m plus performance-related bonuses.
Kondogbia would also reportedly become the highest-paid player at San Siro with a five-year contract worth €4.5m per season plus bonuses.
The player is expected in Italy tonight or on Sunday and will undergo a medical on Monday.