Inter Milan have moved to trump AS Roma for Cagliari midfielder Radja Nainggolan.

The Belgium international has talked up the prospect of moving to the Giallorossi this summer.

But Gazzetta dello Sport says Inter president Massimo Moratti has sent a text message to Cagliari counterpart Massimo Cellino about opening talks for Nainggolan.

Moratti is prepared to offer cash plus co-ownership of striker Samuele Longo in exchange for Nainggolan.