West Ham close to signing Joao Mario on loan from Inter Milan
Last Updated: 24/01/18 8:27pm
West Ham are close to a deal to loan Joao Mario from Inter Milan after the midfielder had a change of heart about the move, according to Sky sources.
The 25-year-old was initially reluctant to move to West Ham but is now believed to be open to making the switch to London.
The deal between the two clubs will see Mario move to West Ham on loan with an option to make the deal permanent for £26m in the summer.
Mario has featured intermittently this season for Inter following the arrival of Luciano Spalletti as manager.
The Portugal international may have fallen further down the pecking order at the San Siro following the arrival of Rafinha from Barcelona on Tuesday.
Mario joined the Italian side for £35m from Sporting Lisbon in 2016 after helping his country to victory at Euro 2016.
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