Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has given the green light for talks to open with Schalke for midfielder Ivan Rakitic.

Controcampo says the youngster's performance against Porto on Tuesday has convinced Inter chiefs to push through for a deal for the exciting youngster.

Schalke are ready to sell and are seeking £10 million. Inter's opening offer will be for £8 million and are confident of closing a quick agreement.