Report: Permanent Osvaldo deal takes shape

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Inter are preparing to try and sign Southampton exile Pablo Daniel Osvaldo on a permanent basis, according to the Corriere dello Sport.

Southampton could be about to finally get rid of Italian international Pablo Daniel Osvaldo for good as Inter seem ready for an outright purchase.

Osvaldo appears to have no future at Southampton where he was banished after head-butting teammate Jose Fonte in training last season.

Having spent the end of the 2013-14 campaign at Juventus, Osvaldo was loaned out to Inter in the summer and may end up staying there.

Inter have been looking for a source of goals after looking short of cutting edge for much of last term and they may choose to gamble on Osvaldo for the long term.

According to the Corriere dello Sport, Inter are ready to pay around £5.6 million to sign Osvaldo outright at the end of the season.

Sporting director Piero Ausilio is said to be trying to come to an arrangement with Southampton, who would be reluctant to write off the £12.8 million they paid for Osvaldo, but could see the figure as a way to close the chapter.

Inter would reportedly be looking to pay in three instalments while Osvaldo would continue to accept a pay cut from his wages at Southampton but would receive a goal bonus if he reaches 15 goals.

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