Gabriel Barbosa and Joao Mario: Inter Milan set to sign pair

Gabriel Barbosa
Barbosa has scored two goals in four games for Brazil, and netted 56 times for Santos

Inter Milan are set to sign Brazil's Olympic gold medal-winning forward Gabriel Barbosa from Santos and £30m Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario.

Barbosa, 19, who is known as Gabigol and was a reported Chelsea target, is in Milan for a medical.

Joao Mario, 23, won Euro 2016 with Portugal this summer.

Newly appointed Inter manager Frank de Boer said: "They are both versatile but I don't want to talk about players who could join."

Barbosa was one of the key figures when Brazil won the Olympic title for the first time in Rio, scoring twice in the pivotal group stage win against Denmark.

The player made his full international debut against Panama in May and was part of Brazil's squad at the Copa America Centenario this summer.

Inter lost their manager Roberto Mancini earlier this month after he grew frustrated at the club's summer transfer dealings under their new Chinese owners, the Suning Group.

Former Ajax coach De Boer was announced as Mancini's replacement.

Inter were drawn in the same Europa League group as Southampton, Sparta Prague and Hapoel Beer-Sheva on Friday.

Last week, they lost their opening Serie A game 2-0 to Chievo.

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