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According to reports in Portugal, it is only a matter of time until Portuguese dribble-king Ricardo Quaresma joins Inter from his current club Porto. Portuguese starlet Pelé could be heading the other way...

Nerazzurri supporters have patiently waited for new arrivals since the end of the season. Of course, they're expecting the transfer of Portuguese speedster Ricardo Quaresma, with the player tipped to join the Scudetto holders throughout the summer. With the transfer window nearing its close, the Porto player looks likely to swap his blue and white stripes for the Inter black and blue.

The move is looking likely, as all three parties involved stand to benefit from the transfer. Inter have been in the market for a creative midfielder and Portuguese daily A Bola reports that the move is very close to a conclusion. The deal seems set to include a transfer fee of around €15million, plus the loan of 20-year-old Portuguese starlet Vítor Hugo Gomes Paços - Pelé (pictured right) - to the Portuguese champions.

Joining a team that can challenge for Champions League honours may be a big motivational factor for Quaresma and an advantage that the Italian outfit certain has over the Portuguese champions.

Other pull factors include Portuguese Nerazzurri boss Jose Mourinho and well as an impressive winning start to the season proper after Inter wrapped up the Italian Supercup at the weekend.  

Peter Pedroncelli

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