By Goal.com Italia
Inter are hoping to seal a deal for Valencia midfielder Ever Banega, Goal.com understands.
The Italian club have not given up on the 23-year-old Argentine and are on the cusp of reaching an agreement with the player's agent Marcelo Simonian over a move after holding initial talks.
Goal.com Italia has learned Banega, who is tied to Valencia until 2013, would be keen on joining the Serie A side.
Valencia are said to be willing to let Banega go for around £8.8 million, but Inter are hopeful a £7.9m bid could be enough to tempt the Spanish side.
The San Siro outfit are yet to formalise an official bid, but the move is expected to gather momentum if the chase for Sao Paulo's Casimero goes cold.
Banega is currently with Argentina at the Copa America.