After having held numerous talks over the past months, Inter are inching closer in sealing FC Porto striker Mehdi Taremi ahead of next year’s campaign as negotiations between both parties are set to enter the final stages.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that following a meeting between the Iranian international’s representatives and members of the Nerazzurri’s management that took place last week, a great sense of optimism has emerged as all the elements seem to be aligned and Taremi has revealed that joining the Beneamata is his main priority for the 2024/25 term.

With the 31 year-old’s contract with the Portuguese outfits set to expire in six months, Inter have the capability to lock-in the acquisition of Taremi’s services for next season on a free transfer.

Consequently, coach Simone Inzaghi’s side are moving swiftly, as they are prepared to offer the Iranian marksman a three-year deal worth 3m per-season, which will include an option to mutually part ways when only single year remains on Taremi’s contract.

Inter have monitored the situation of Mehdi Taremi and kept their tabs open for him since the summer transfer window, but the Nerazzurri put a temporary halt on their pursuit as Porto’s asking price was too high for their liking.

However, the lack of supply of goals outside of attacking pair Marcus Thuram and Lautaro Martinez has forced the Nerazzurri to act with a great sense of urgency in resolving this grave issue ahead of next year’s Serie A campaign.