Inter and Cardiff get closer to Medel agreement

Gary Medel Chile

A meeting between Inter director Piero Ausilio and Cardiff officials in London has pushed Gary Medel closer to a move to Italy.

Chilean international Gary Medel is closing in on a move to Inter after talks between the Italian club and Cardiff.

Inter have been tracking Medel for a while and rumours that they will sign him have been steadily growing in frequency and intensity.

Sky Italia believes that a meeting between Inter's transfer specialist Piero Ausilio and his Cardiff counterparts in London yesterday was the first official negotiation stage for the transfer.

Medel became a major transfer objective for Inter after impressing Nerazzurri directors with his performances at the World Cup.

The versatile defensive midfielder's efforts will certainly have increased his value and brought him to the attention of other European sides.

Sky Italia reports that Inter have tabled a bid of £5.5 million payable over three years, which is still slightly less than the figure Cardiff want.

The Welsh club reportedly started off demanding £8.7 million but have reduced their valuation to £7.1 million.

A deal seems to be close and could be completed before the end of the working week, which would allow Medel to link up with his new teammates for pre-season training.

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