Report: Southampton target Ondrej Duda set to sign for Inter Milan

Ondrej Duda has been linked with Southampton and Aston Villa.

Duda is considered one of the brightest prospects in European football right now, but it appears as if he will not be plying his trade in the Premier League next season, with Legia.Sport confirming he is on his way to Internazionale of Milan.

The 20-year-old playmaker has long been linked with a move away from Legia Warsaw, with his performance levels far above the quality of the Polish league. He moved to Legia at the start of 2014, and after establishing himself in the side, broke through during the 2014/15 campaign.

43 games brought eight goals and nine assists, and although Legia missed out on the title to Lech Poznan, Duda was considered one of the best players in the division.

Both Southampton and Aston Villa were scouting the Slovakian international during the last campaign, according to Legia.Sport, and it was believed that the Saints were pushing ahead to secure his signature.

That same report claims they submitted a £5 million offer for his services, but failed to come to an agreement with Legia.

However, it appears as if Legia are now willing to sell him, and the original report claims that Inter have agreed a deal to sign the talented midfielder this summer. It is stated that the deal is for roughly £3.5 million with add-ons to calculated at a later date.

The report believes that Legia need to sell Duda for financial reasons, and his father - who acts as his agent - is said to be in talks with Inter head coach Roberto Mancini to finalise the deal.

Considering the potential Duda has shown, it may not be long before he is turning out in the Premier League, but for now, his development will have to continue in Italy.

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