Atleti’s Vrsaljko to join Inter

Atletico Madrid have reached a deal with Italian giants Inter for the transfer of full-back Sime Vrsaljko, according to multiple reports.

The Croatian international has been heavily linked with the Nerazzurri while Atleti are expected to replace him with PSV Eindhoven defender Santiago Arias.

The 26-year-old has been continually linked with a move to Serie A in recent months, with Napoli having offers rejected in January while Roma are also being linked.

Reports in Italy say Vrsaljko has made clear to Atleti that he wants to be allowed to make the move, as he’d like to return to Italy, while a deal in the region of €25m is said to have been struck.

The right-back extended his contract at Los Rojiblancos until June 2022 in February but the club are now set to sanction an exit after nearing a deal for Arias.

The Nerazzurri had Joao Cancelo on loan from Valencia last season, but they couldn’t afford his buyout clause and he has since joined Juventus in a €40m deal.

Vrsaljko, who can also operate on the left side of defence, has previous experience of playing in Italy with Genoa and Sassuolo, before joining Atletico in 2016 for a €16m fee.

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