An agreement is reached between Inter and Bologna for Arnautovic

With reports that Inter have agreed a €10 million deal with Bologna for Marko Arnautovic, some clues are emerging about their strategy involving Joaquin Correa and the need for a new defender.

Sky Sport Italia are reporting this afternoon that the two clubs have shaken hands over the deal and the striker will be in Milan either this evening or tomorrow morning for a medical.

The €10 million package is believed to be at least €8 million guaranteed, plus performance-related bonuses for the 34-year-old Austrian.

His salary is believed to be worth two million euros per season, including bonuses, for two years.

This has raised quite a few questions for Inter fans, especially after a summer spent chasing much younger targets.

According to Calciomercato.com, it is part of a wider strategy that has also been forced to change now that the season starts in a few days.

Mehdi Taremi would still cost €30m from Porto and Arsenal wanted €50m for Folarin Balogun, so Arnautovic remains a relatively cheap option, even for his age.