Inter Likely to Finalize Frattesi Loan Arrival this Week

As the race for Davide Frattesi heats up, clubs are on the edge to see where the young midfielder chooses to develop further. The Sassuolo ace has been in the midst of a long-standing transfer saga involving not only top Italian clubs, but also Premier League suitors. However, Frattesi is least interested to move to England, and prefers to stay and develop in Italy.

As reported earlier, Inter are leading the pack to sign the 23-year-old from the Neroverdi, and as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via FCInterNews), the Nerazzurri have reached an agreement in principle with both the player and club chief Giovanni Carnevali.

The deal will include a €35M loan from Sassuolo with an obligation to buy Frattesi at the end of next season. It will also include youngster Samuele Mulattieri going the other way round to Emilia-Romagna.

Frattesi, who has long maintained his admiration for Inter star Nicolo Barella, perhaps wishes to star alongside his national teammate on the club level.

“Barella has always been my point of reference, the best in raids. Before I studied him on video, now I see him up close,” he said in a recent interview.

With the Nerazzurri now in an advanced position to sign Frattesi, it remains to be seen when the deal would be finalized before any other club, especially Roma, come calling. However, Inter will have to sell one of their players – Robin Gosens expectedly – to garner funds to initiate the transfer.

Juventus, Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion are the other interested clubs in the Roma youth product.

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