Report: Osvaldo says yes to Inter

Respected Italian transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà believes that Southampton striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo has agreed to join Inter.

Southampton exile Pablo Daniel Osvaldo could be on his way to Italian side Inter, according to the latest transfer speculation.

Osvaldo's time at Southampton is drawing to a close after the striker failed to return for pre-season training and new manager Ronald Koeman has stated that he is for sale.

The Italian marksman arrived at the club in August 2013 for a club record fee of £15 million, but he attacked teammate Jose Fonte in training and was cut out of the squad.

Juventus gave Osvaldo a lifeline and brought him in on loan for the second half of last season, but the ex-Roma man didn't set Serie A alight.

It had been suggested that Juventus may try and sign Osvaldo permanently anyway, but Inter appear to be the most likely option.

According to Italian journalist Alfredo Pedullà on SportItalia, Inter coach Walter Mazzarri has given his approval to a move for Osvaldo and the player is also willing to make the switch.

Inter had been keen to lure Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic, but they have been rebuffed conclusively and now Osvaldo appears to be an easier option.

It remains to be seen whether Inter look for a loan agreement or try and buy Osvaldo outright, While Southampton may be willing to accept a reduced fee to cut their losses, Inter are unlikely to go close to £15 million.

Osvaldo has also been linked with Sampdoria, but the Genoa outfit don't have the financial capabilities of Inter.

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