Italian Serie A

Inter set to sign Matias Silvestre

June 20, 2012
By ESPN staff

Inter Milan will sign Palermo defender Matias Silvestre over the summer, according to the Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini, after reportedly offering €8 million for the Argentine central defender.

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Silvestre, 27 - who declared his intention to leave after only one season at the club - is also believed to be a target for AC Milan.

"I have met with [Inter president Massimo] Moratti,'' Zamparini told "With regards to Silvestre, we are on the same wavelength to reach an agreement. The chances that the deal will be completed are 99%."

Silvestre moved to Italy in 2008 from Boca Juniors, joining Catania before moving to Palermo in summer 2011, when he signed a contract with the club until 2015.