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A BOLA - Lions have a deal by Joao Mario (Sporting).

A BOLA – Lions have a deal by Joao Mario (Sporting).

The recent talks between Sporting and Inter Milan held by Joao Mario proved so fruitful that, as he told our newspaper, they have already reached a basis of understanding that will enable the midfielder to make a final return to Alvalade.

There are still some details of the contract between the clubs to be agreed and talks between the two parties will continue this week in order to close the deal – this, although yesterday, in Italy, there was news of a setback in the negotiations, due to financial differences, which is why That Inter will already evaluate offers from the French side from Nice and the Spanish side from Villarreal.

Joao Mario’s desire to return permanently to Sporting was a trump card that the Lions did not concede in their talks with Inter Milan. And although there are other clubs interested in the midfield, even with a greater investment capacity, the truth is that the transfer of Joao Mario will involve a payment of 7-8 million euros, much less than what the Italians paid in the summer of 2016, when they paid 40 million Euro for the economic rights of the midfielder.

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