Full name: Fábio Alexandre da Silva Coentrão
Date of birth: 11 March 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth: Vila do Conde, Portugal
Height: 1.79 m
Playing position:Left back
Inter work on Coentrao
With Kovacic all set for Real Madrid, Inter work on the transfer market for reinforcements. With Real they continue to negotiate for Fábio Coentrão (a transfer that may now have been made possible due to the Kovacic deal). The Portuguese defender wants to come to Serie A but Inter are only prepared to pay €6/7 million whilst Real hold out for €15 million.
Inter will reportedly open negotiations with Real Madrid for Fabio Coentrao, but he won’t be part of the Mateo Kovacic deal.
Kovacic is on the verge of swapping San Siro for Bernabeu, in a transfer believed to be worth around €35m.
Gianluca Di Marzio’s website reports that good relations between the two clubs mean the Nerazzurri could look to do a deal for full-back Coentrao, but there is considerable disagreement over price.
The Beneamata are thought to be willing to offer €7.6m for the full-back, with the formula of the transfer being a loan with a mandatory buy-out next summer.
However, Los Merengues are asking for €15m, and would prefer to complete the deal with an up-front transfer if they are to sell the left-back.
Financial Fair Play means Inter must be careful with their budget, so any deal for Coentrao or for Ivan Perisic of Wolfsburg would have to be based on a loan for this season.
Delaying the official transfer until next summer means less is taken from the club’s budget this term, reducing Financial Fair Play losses.