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Galatasaray increase offer for Nagatomo, reports say

Turkish side looking to lock down Inter Milan defender for multiple years.

Japan v Mali - International Friendly
Yuto Nagatomo of Japan during the International friendly match between Japan and Mali at the Stade de Sclessin on March 23, 2018 in Liege Belgium.
Photo by Jörg Schüler/Getty Images

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo is receiving quite a bit of interest from Galatasaray.

The Turkish side has apparently increased an offer to Inter to purchase the Japanese international from €2 million to €2.5 million, according to Turkish media outlet Fanatik.

Nagatomo has been on loan to Galatasaray since the winter mercato window and has apparently impressed Galatasaray management enough to warrant an offer.

There is no buy-out clause on Nagatomo’s trade deal, meaning he will return to Inter following the conclusion of the regular season unless the parties agree to an outright purchase agreement.

The report also suggests Galatasaray is offering Nagatomo a two-year contract with the option for a third, but no salary offer has been reported.

Nagatomo has been with the Nerazzurri since being purchased from AC Cesena in 2011. He was loaned to Inter for the 2011 season and impressed enough for Inter to pay €4.5 million in a transfer fee.

Galatasaray paid €700,000 to obtain Nagatomo’s services for the remainder of this year. He has played in seven matches for Gala, notching a pair of assists in the process. Galatasaray currently sit in first in the Turkish Super Lig, one point ahead of Basakshhir and four up of Besiktas.

Nagatomo is also preparing to play for Japan in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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