Inter Milan are looking to make a statement with their first signing of the summer, targeting Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan.
The Nerrazurri are under new ownership and management, with Suning Holdings Group holding a majority stake in Inter, while former Roma boss Luciano Spalletti has been appointed as manager.
A reunion between Radja Nainggolan and Luciano Spalletti would be an ideal scenario for Inter, but Roma have clearly stated that the Belgian international is not for sale.
Roma’s hesitance to sell is understandable after the sale of another key player in Mohamed Salah, who left for Liverpool last week, while Kostas Manolas is unlikely to remain at the club.
Manchester United are also heavily rumoured to be interested in the player, a claim which is backed up by Jose Mourinho’s preference of signing experienced and established players to challenge for league titles as quickly as possible.
Inter are willing to offer the player €7 million per year, €5.5 million of which would come from wages, with the remainder included in bonuses.
Inter were well off the pace in Serie A last season, finishing in 7th place, 29 points adrift of champions Juventus.