Italian newspapers are reporting that a deal for Cardiff midfielder Gary Medel will be completed in the next 48 hours, according to the Sky Sports Transfer Centre.

Medel, who has been linked with a move away from the Welsh side throughout the summer, was reported as being keen on a move to Serie A and the Italian giants look to have agreed a fee for the robust Medel.

Cardiff were originally trying to hold out for what they paid for Medel when they acquired him from Sevilla last summer, which was £11 million. However, Inter Milan have been able to get Cardiff to agree to a fee of £10 million.

Losing a player of Medel’s quality was inevitable as soon as Cardiff were relegated to the Championship, and the funds they can recoup from his imminent departure can be spent on bringing in a replacement, which manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said he will press on with. He wants to bring in at least 4 new players before Cardiff their opening match away to Blackburn Rovers on Friday, 8 August.

Solskjaer has also confirmed that newly-promoted Queens Park Rangers are interested in another one of their midfielders, Jordan Mutch. A bid of £5 million has already been rejected by Cardiff, but QPR are highly likely to return with an improved offer.


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