Despite his lack of an EU passport, Inter intend to land the Brazil international and immediately loan him to a Serie A rival for six months - Siena have already been approached.

Controcampo says negotiations are already well down the road, with Inter chief Marco Branca set to meet with Carvalho's father in the coming days to finalise terms. The player will also visit Milan for a medical.

Inter's football staff are excited about signing Carvalho, having been won over by the Brazilian in this season's Champions League meetings against CSKA.