Written By Onyeka Daniel
As the the Nerazzurri continue to push for the signing of Benjamin Pavard, the club have also decided to set a deadline for the deal to be completed before they move on to other targets. This is a new report from Italy who report that the Nerazzurri have decided that they will wait until tomorrow afternoon, at which point if they cannot wrap up the deal they will move for a different defender.
The Nerazzurri have had an agreement with Bayern on a fee for the Frenchman in hand for a week. However, so far, the Bavarians have not given the final go-ahead for the move to go through. The player concerned has made his feelings clear – Pavard went on a “strike” as he missed several days of training for Bayern.
However, the 27-year-old is now back in training today after missing Bayern’s match against Augsburg yesterday. And a lot seems to be dependent on the fate of Bayern’s search for a defender to replace him. The German champions appear to be willing to sell Pavard to Inter. But only if they sign a suitable replacement. So far Inter have been patient and waited for the green light to arrive from Bayern. However, the transfer deadline is now looming.
The Nerazzurri can feel the clock ticking. Obviously, Inter will not want to get to the last couple of the days of the window without having either signed Pavard or signed a different defender. A replacement for Milan Skriniar on the right side of defense is a priority for Inter this summer. Therefore, the Nerazzurri have decided on a deadline.
The initial deadline was set for today, but they’ve now decided to be patient and give the Bavarians more time, who are targeting a deal for either Trevor Chalobah or Pierre Kalulu. In the meantime, the likes of Torino’s Perr Schuurs, Atalanta’s Giorgio Scalvini, and Tottenham Hotspur’s Japhet Tanganga are reportedly among Inter’s backup targets.
After his failed transfer to Inter Milan, Serbian midfielder, has scored his first goal for Udinese in the 2023/24 season and has declared that he’s happy at the club despite the failed transfer. Samardzic scored the Udinese equaliser against Salernitana earlier today and assures he is not upset at the failed transfer to Inter.
‘I am happy here.’ The 21-year-old had been all ready to sign for Inter earlier this month and even completed the medical, as had Giovanni Fabbian for the move to Udinese as part of the exchange deal. It all fell apart at the last minute when his father and entourage reportedly demanded more in commission and a higher salary, leading to Inter pulling the plug on the entire transfer.
He came off the bench during the 3-0 defeat to Juventus, but today had his first start and scored a fine goal for their 1-1 draw with Salernitana. “I was always concentrated and want to help the team. I helped with a goal today, but wish we could’ve got the win,” Samardzic said after the game.
He was asked if the failed move to Inter had hurt him or left the player wounded psychologically, but he seemed surprisingly relaxed about the entire affair. “No, it’s pointless to feel like that. Besides, I am happy here,” assured the Serbia international. Samardzic has also been linked with Napoli, Lazio and clubs in the Premier League, but seems intent on staying with Udinese.
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