A phone call today could send Medel to Inter

Gary Medel Chile

According to the latest reports in Italy, Inter could tie up a deal for Cardiff City man Gary Medel before the end of the working day.

Inter are closing in on securing the services of Chilean international Gary Medel and a deal could be complete within the next few hours. 

The Nerazzurri have been in talks with Cardiff City for a while and are said to be on the brink of coming to an arrangement.

Talks had been complicated by Inter's desire for a loan agreement while Cardiff would initially only discuss a permanent transfer.

Medel impressed the Italian club with his performances during the World Cup and the San Siro outfit are keen to bring him in to strengthen a squad that could only manage Europa League qualification last term.

Reports from Tuttosport state that Medel has already agreed personal terms with Inter and is happy to sign a five-year deal starting at £1.4 million per year and rising each year.

It is suggested that Inter will call Cardiff at some point today to iron out the agreement between the two clubs, but a deal is said to be imminent.

Tuttosport believes that a deal would only be announced next week when Medel would be able to join up with his new teammates for pre-season training.

Medel, who is 26, signed for Cardiff last summer from Sevilla for a club record fee of £11 million and it isn't clear whether Inter have been able to agree a loan, which is their preferred option, or will need to spend heavily to get their man.

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