Napoli’s inability to close deal for Universidad de Chile’s Eduardo Vargas prompts last-ditch bid from Inter - report

An agreement between the Azul and the southern Italians looked concrete at the weekend, but wrangles over payments may leave the Nerazzurri a chance to steal the Chilean gem
The transfer story of Universidad de Chile phenomenon Eduardo Vargas could yet have a final twist, as the club's frustration with Napoli's handling of the deal could leave the door open to a late approach from Serie A rivals Inter.

Both the Azul and the player himself confirmed over the weekend that a transfer was imminent, with the Campania side ready to pay €13.6 million to land the Copa Sudamericana top scorer.

According to reports in La Tercera, however, a late bid by Inter could change the striker's destination. The Nerazzurri have apparently tabled a bid which is superior to Napoli's, as well as offering Vargas an improved wage package to what the southern Italians originally proposed.

Inter, according to the newspaper, could find Universidad disposed to open up negotiations once more due to several sticking points in the deal with Napoli. Walter Mazzarri's side have reportedly dragged their feet in finalising the deal with the Chileans and their proposed payment plan is not to the club's preference.

Sources close to the transfer quoted by La Tercera, however, assure that the Santiago side and the Neapolitans have already reached an agreement, which would mean if he moved to Inter Universidad could be liable to compensate Napoli for the breach.