Mario Balotelli's agent, Mino Raiola, is in Milan to meet with officials from Italian and European champions Inter to broken a deal that will allow the striker to secure a move to Manchester City, according to latest reports.
La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Raiola will hold a meeting with the Nerazzurri officials today. The Italian sports daily had earlier reported that the two clubs are just €2 million away from completing the transfer of Italy international.
Inter were initially holding out for a €30m transfer fee, while the Premier League side were not willing to pay more than €24m for the 20-year-old. But it is now being reported that the two clubs are close to agreeing terms.
Inter have now apparently lowered their demands though and are ready to say farewell to Balotelli for a fee of €28m. City are not yet ready to meet the Nerazzurri's demands, but they're willing to increase their offer to €26m.
Balotelli has apparently already agreed personal terms with the Citizens and is all set to sign a five-year deal worth €3.5 per year.
Update 21:07 CET: Raiola spoke to Sky, explaining that a deal has not been reached but progress continues to be made.
"The transfer has not yet been agreed, but we have made great strides, I am very confident. Mario in City's shirt by Saturday already? I don't think so, but we want to close [the deal] as soon as possible," he concluded.