Tuesday July 12 2016
Inter agree to Joao Mario for €50m

Inter are willing to accept Sporting CP's request of €50m for Joao Mario, who will be indirectly purchased via Suning FC.

The Italians are in talks for the 23-year-old midfielder, whose price-tag might have ruled him out of the Nerazzurri's market a few months ago.

However, new owners Suning have apparently no qualms about the €50m being requested by the Portuguese, and are keen enough on the player to go ahead with the move.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the player's agent Kia Joorabchian is currently in talks with Inter to find the most satisfactory deal for all parties involved.

Once a deal is agreed in principle, Inter will make an official offer, or perhaps more aptly, Suning will. The player will in fact formally be purchased by Suning FC, who will then loan it to the Biscione.

It's not entirely clear how this move would reflect itself on the Financial Fair Play regulations that Inter have to comply with. Normally the Serie A club would have to balance an expense of €50m with a similar revenue made by selling one of their players, but as Joao Mario is being purchased on paper by Suning, the limit may not apply.