Malaga midfielder Sergi Darder has attracted interest from Newcastle United, Porto and Roma, but his agent has confirmed that his client is ‘talking to Inter’.
Reports in Spain suggest that Roberto Mancini’s side had already made a bid for the 21-year-old.
But in an interview with Calciomercato.com, his agent said: “That’s not true.”
“We are talking with Inter. They made an offer of €10.5m plus bonuses and Malaga replied they would accept €11.5m.
“However, Inter asked for time because of the problems with Financial Fair Play. Roma are interested, even if they haven’t actually made an offer yet, though there has been contact.
“We spoke to other teams too, but it depends on Inter. He has the characteristics to do well in Italy and can be compared to Arturo Vidal for his style of play.”
The young Spanish star came through the ranks at the Espanyol academy, and was signed by Malaga in 2013.
Darder’s agent also spoke with Cadena Cope, about his client’s situation:
“We are talking with Inter and will see what happens, but we mustn’t forget the Nerazzurri aren’t the only club interested in the player.
“Porto? Maybe… On the transfer market we mustn’t make rushed decisions. It is important to evaluate every offer and, just to name one, we could also evaluate Newcastle.
“Malaga bet on him, now we need an agreement that can suit both parties.”