OFFICIAL: Pinamonti back at Inter

Inter have officially brought back Italy Under-21 striker Andrea Pinamonti from Genoa on a permanent basis.

Pinamonti’s loan to Genoa became permanent for €19.5m just 17 days ago, but Inter retained a buyback option worth €20m.

Although they were initially reported to have passed that up, the Nerazzurri announced this evening that the 21-year-old was theirs once more.

Pinamonti played 34 times for the Grifone last season, scoring seven goals and providing two assists.

He becomes the second centre-forward to leave Genoa on Friday after Andrea Favilli, who signed for Verona.

Pinamonti, as per Sky Sport Italia, has penned a contract with Inter until 2024, worth around €2m net a season.

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Samp close to Keita & Candreva

Sampdoria are closing in on a double deal for Monaco winger Keita Balde Diao and Inter midfielder Antonio Candreva.

Sky Sport Italia reports the deal is agreed and Keita will arrive tomorrow for his medical.

Whereas Sportitalia claimed Samp were paying €1m for a season-long loan with a €12m option to buy, Sky notes the option is instead worth €10m.

The 25-year-old is well-known to Serie A audiences, having previously played for Lazio and Inter.

Candreva, on the other hand, is a bolt from the blue after a proposed move to city rivals Genoa broke down just yesterday.

According to Alfredo Pedulla, Inter have already accepted a bid from the Blucerchiati, with Calciomercato.com stating the former were holding out for a fee of €3-4m.

Pedulla adds the Italy international has been offered a salary worth €1.6m plus bonuses which, while being half of what he currently earns, could be spread over three or four years.

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Godin all set for Cagliari

Diego Godin is all set to sign for Cagliari after freeing himself from his Inter contract this evening.

Sky Sport Italia, Sportitalia and Calciomercato.com all report a severance package has finally been agreed between Godin and Inter.

Details have not been disclosed, but what is for certain is that the defender’s deal with the Nerazzurri still had two more years to run and was worth €5.5m a season.

The 34-year-old can now complete a free transfer to Cagliari, putting pen to paper until 2023 to become the fourth Uruguayan on their books.

Getting him off their wage bill, in turn, allows Inter to finalise a swoop for Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal.

Sky claims his transfer could be signed off as early as tomorrow, when a fresh round of talks are scheduled to take place.

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Biraghi to extend with Fiorentina

Cristiano Biraghi has agreed a new contract with Fiorentina to June 2024 after returning from his Inter loan spell.

The 28-year-old wore the Nerazzurri jersey last season, contributing three goals and seven assists in 37 competitive appearances.

He was recalled to base by coach Beppe Iachini and convinced to sign an extension to the contract that currently expires in June 2022.

The new deal comes with benefits, as Biraghi increases his salary, although nowhere near the figure he would’ve earned had he made his Inter move permanent.

Biraghi had joined Inter on loan in exchange for Henrique Dalbert going to the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

However, neither of the options to buy were activated at the end of the season.

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Pinamonti back to Inter, Candreva stalls Genoa

Inter and Genoa are in negotiations for several transfers, involving Antonio Candreva, Andrea Ranocchia and Andrea Pinamonti.

Sky Sport Italia gave an outline of the various deals and the stages they are currently at.

Pinamonti had already been owned by Inter and was loaned to Genoa with obligation to buy for €19.5m last summer.

The idea had been for Inter to immediately buy him back, but that had been put in doubt, irritating the Grifone.

Pinamonti had a medical today with the Nerazzurri for a return to San Siro.

“My objective is to improve, then we’ll see when talking to the club and the coach what happens,” the 21-year-old told FCInter1908.it this afternoon.

“I will try to give my all to convince everyone that I can give my contribution. The team trained this morning, I’ll start with them from tomorrow.”

There are other issues in play between these two clubs, as Inter are also trying to place Ranocchia and Candreva at Genoa.

However, while the defender is on stand-by, Candreva is seemingly unconvinced by the idea of this move.

He is particularly disconcerted by news Davide Zappacosta is arriving from Chelsea, which would limit his playing time.

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