Inter Milan are almost certain to exercise the buy-out option in Adem Ljajic’s contract, Il Corriere dello Sport has learned.
The Nerazzurri paid AS Roma €1.75 million for a season-long loan in the summer, while an €11 million purchase clause was also included.
And even though the Serbian midfielder struggled at the start of his career at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, he has since managed to persuade coach Roberto Mancini that he can become an asset to the side.
Ljajic produced two excellent performances in derby matches against AS Roma and Napoli, and the club officials are now convinced the 24-year-old will have a great future in Milan.
As a result, it is only a matter of time before Inter activate the aforementioned buy-out clause and tie the player down to a long-term contract.
The Nerazzurri slipped to second in Serie A as they were beaten by Napoli, but they are available at 8/1 shot to go all the way.