Inter signed Twente striker Marko Arnautovic on-loan this summer with the possibility of making the move permanent in January, but that looks increasingly unlikely to happen, according to SportMediaset.
The player suffered a stress fracture in his foot last season and Inter have helped with his recovery, but coach Jose Mourinho has yet to use the youngster in any official match.
There is a clause in the deal that allows the move to become permanent if the player features for over 45 minutes in six matches for Inter after recovering from his injury. The Nerazzurri would then pay the total of approximately €9.5 million.
However, if that does not occur by January, the player must return to the Eredivisie outfit. 'The Special One' was reportedly never in favour of the move and would rather use the funds to assist in acquiring Lazio striker Goran Pandev.
The 20-year-old was left out of Austria's upcoming World Cup qualifiers because he is still lacking match fitness, despite overcoming the broken foot.
Adam Scime, Goal.com