Despite the Nerazzurri’s efforts in acquiring the services of the 23-year-old Portuguese international ahead of next year’s season, Inter are set to trail behind Juventus in the race for Tiago Djalo as the center-back is on the verge of finalizing his transfer to the Bianconeri.

Turin-based journal TuttoSport reports , via FcInter1908, that French outfits Lille have reached an agreement with Juventus for a transfer fee of 3.5m as Tiago Djalo’s contract with the Ligue 1 side is set to expire in six months, allowing the Bianconeri to attain the Portuguese international for a significantly low fee. A 10% bonus will be granted to Lille on a future sale in the event that Juventus decide to part ways with Djalo.

The promising defender has a reached a long-term agreement until the summer of 2028 and is set to arrive in Turin to undergo his medicals this week.

Although the Beneamata have been monitoring Djalo for quite some time and have reached a personal agreement to sign the defender in the summer, Lille were eager to sell the 23-year-old in the winter transfer window in order to receive some form of financial compensation, rather than simply lose the player on a free transfer.

As a result, intense negotiations initiated by the Bianconeri enabled Juventus to enter pole-position in the race of obtaining Tiago Djalo as an option in the back-line.