Inter extended De Paul proposal

Inter are ready to offer Udinese up to €25m for Rodrigo De Paul, but he’d be on an 18-month loan with obligation to buy.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Argentina international midfielder is one of the first names on Antonio Conte’s wish-list for the January transfer market.

De Paul would be happy to step up his career path in Serie A at San Siro too, but his strong rapport with Udinese means any deal must be done via the club first.

A solution could be a paid loan with obligation to buy in June 2022 for a total of somewhere between €22m and €25m.

Naturally, Udinese would prefer a higher sum closer to €30m and to be paid upfront, but are also aware that few clubs can afford to splash out at this time.

De Paul is still only 26 years old and has been in Udine since 2016, with a contract that runs to June 2024.

So far this season, he has scored three goals with two assists in 13 Serie A appearances for the Friulani.