After the signing of Diego Godin, which is practically in the bag, Inter are going to focus on Ivan Rakitic negotiation in the coming weeks. At the conclusion of the recent board of directors meeting, president Steven Zhang promised a major buying campaign this summer and the facts say that Giuseppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio are working to complete his mission.
On Thursday evening, just after the convincing victory over Rapid, Steven Zhang met briefly with his collaborators just to be aware of the details of the current work in progress. In particular, he was informed about contacts with Barcelona, effectively authorizing his directors to get to the heart of the matter. Although in Spain they consider the transfer difficult, but on the side of Inter, there is optimism.
The availability of Rakitic to share dressing room with Perisic and Brozovic is the best guarantee in this delicate phase of negotiation. Two clubs seem ready to find an agreement of around €40M: details of payments and bonuses have yet to be defined however.