Inter Milan have entered talks with Udinese over the purchase of full-back Dusan Basta, reports Il Corriere dello Sport.
New Inter boss Walter Mazzarri has made the Serbian midfielder his number one target as he looks for a right-sided full-back for his preferred 3-5-2 formation.
As a result, the Nerazzurri have opened negotiations with Udinese, hoping to lower the Zebrette’s €10 million asking price.
Inter officials plan to save around €3 million by including David Faraoni in the deal, who is currently co-owned by the two clubs.
They are also looking to let Walter Gargano and Dejan Stankovic leave the club in the summer, thus making room for Dusan Basta.
The Serbian defender is also wanted by Roma, but Inter believe they can win the race for the player’s signature.
Dusan Basta, 28, has largely impressed at Friuli since fully recovering from injury, making 59 league appearances over the last two seasons and scoring 6 goals.