Inter and Cagliari Differ on Nandez Deal, Conte Warhorse Poised for Exit

Inter and Cagliari are actively negotiating for Nahitan Nandez, but they are not on the same page. The Sardinians are open to letting him leave on an initial loan, but not at the sums proposed by the Nerazzurri. As recently admitted by CEO Giuseppe Marotta, it could take a while to reach an agreement.

The two sides are discussing few players, although it will not be a straight swap. Dalbert has already signed his contract with the Rossoblù, Gianluca Di Marzio reports. Radja Nainggolan will return for the third time, but Inter will let him go only after finalizing the acquisition of Nandez, Alfredo Pedullà informs. Cagliari also like Andrea Pinamonti. The two clubs have a rock-solid relationship and are likely to come to terms eventually. The Uruguayan international is pushing to leave, the transfer market adds.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Inter offered a season-long loan plus an option to buy for a total of €20/25M. A sizeable initial fee would virtually commit them to acquire him permanently, as it happened with Nicolò Barella. On the other hand, Cagliari want a €30M package, as Leeds United have come close to their price tag.

The arrival of Nandez would not necessarily exclude other additions on the right flank, such as Hector Bellerin and Davide Zappacosta. However, Inter are struggling to find the right formulas with Arsenal and Chelsea. The Uruguayan midfielder could also help replacing Arturo Vidal. The Nerazzurri are working to terminate his contract to get rid of his €6.5M salary. He has few suitors in South America, La Gazzetta dello Sport indicates.