Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti is confident they can agree a deal with Samuel Eto’o to take him to the San Siro this summer.
The Cameroon striker has been offered to Inter by Barcelona in a swap deal for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with the Swede keen on securing a switch to the Nou Camp.
Barca coach Pep Guardiola admitted earlier this week it was probably best all round for Eto’o to leave the European champions.
Reports have suggested the deal could flounder on the wage demands of Eto’o, but Inter are hopeful they will be able to thrash out a deal.
Eto’o’s agent Jose Maria Mesalles has traveled to Milan to hold talks with Inter officials and a five-year deal is believed to be on the table.
Moratti is optimistic a deal will be pushed through to see Eto’o link up with the Italian champions.
“I have no certainty but I’m confident,” Moratti told the Italian press.