Atletico Madrid right-back Sime Vrsaljko in advanced negotiations with Inter Milan

There has been numerous right-backs linked with Inter Milan in past few months.

According to the football transfer rumours in Italian media, Inter Milan are set to sign Atletico Madrid right-back Sime Vrsaljko.

The 26-year-old has been subject to interest from various Serie A clubs.

The Croatia international was signed by Atletico Madrid in July 2016 from Sassuolo for a fee of 16 million euros. The 26-year-old has a contract until 2022 with the club.

Vrsaljko made 54 appearances across all competitions for Atletico Madrid, scoring one goal and supplying seven assists in return.

As a member of Croatia national football team, Vrsaljko won 39 caps.

His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Inter Milan.

 

Sime Vrsaljko
Sime Vrsaljko

 

Luciano Spalletti wants to sign a new right-back and Sime Vrsaljko is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.

The report claims that Inter manager has extensively scouted Vrsaljko and is considering a move for the right-back.

According to Football Italia (via AS), “Inter are working on Sime Vrsaljko, but Atletico Madrid won’t accept a loan with option to buy, so Napoli and Roma remain in the race. According to Spanish newspaper AS, the Nerazzurri have already held intensive negotiations with the Croatia international’s entourage. They are eager to get his all-clear before the World Cup has concluded, putting them in a position of strength. However, Atletico Madrid have rejected the initial idea of taking the full-back on loan with option to buy, demanding at the very least an obligation to pay up a year down the line. This allows Napoli and Roma to stay in the running for the ex-Sassuolo player.”

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Atletico Madrid are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the right-back, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.

The 26-year-old is certainly a player that would strengthen the current Inter squad and would be a good buy in the summer transfer window.

Inter fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club this summer.

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