Inter are finally on the verge of completing their deal for Lazio forward Joaquin Correa, with reports of €30m split into three instalments plus €1-2m bonuses.
The Argentina international had been among the first choices from the start, certainly for coach Simone Inzaghi, who already worked with him at the Stadio Olimpico.
According to Sportitalia and La Gazzetta dello Sport, there was a breakthrough in today’s meetings between agents.
Now the clubs can get together and finalise the terms, which should see Lazio receive €30m in three instalments.
Lazio had dropped the original €40m asking price to €35m, while the offer was €30m including performance-related bonuses.
There should also be €1-2m in add-ons, but the basic details have been agreed.
Everton had offered slightly more, but Correa had made it very clear he only wanted to remain in Serie A and specifically favoured Inter.
‘Tucu’ Correa just turned 27 and scored 11 goals with six assists in 38 competitive games for Lazio last season.
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