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EXCLUSIVE: Nicola Sansone all-but confirms Inter Milan links

EXCLUSIVE: Nicola Sansone all-but confirms Inter Milan links

Villarreal forward Nicola Sansone has attracted interest from European clubs, including a return to the Serie A, this time to Inter Milan.

And hours after we released news on his potential talks with the Italian side, Sansone himself has liked the article via Twitter, all-but confirming the recent links.

MARCA cite a claim on Calciomercato that the Yellow Submarine would not consider a sale for any price below 15 million euros, which could be a big ask for the San Siro outfit given that they are under strict Financial Fair Play restrictions by UEFA.

Speculation had suggested that Portuguese forward Eder may be used to persuade Javi Calleja and co. to part ways with Sansone in an exchange deal, but the Spanish side would not be interested in such an agreement.

Sansone was largely restricted to appearances from the bench at Estadio de la Ceramica last season after joining from Sassuolo and missed a large part of the campaign with a calf injury, record six goals from 22 appearances, only eight of them from the start.

Villarreal may consider that 15 million euros could be better invested elsewhere if they retain concerns about his fitness long-term, but with one of the best records in LaLiga as an impact substitute he is clearly a valuable option to have in Calleja’s squad.

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With the money from Cedric Bakambu’s sale still yet to be spent, there will be no rush for the club to sell so the pressure remains on Inter to up their stake.