Local newspaper Nice-Matin have previously reported that Inter have been joined by Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and Manchester City in the race to sign the 23 year old, but the Serie A side’s €15m bid, plus €5m in add-ons, is unlikely to convince the French club to sell.
Last week a club source told Nice-Matin that the left back has a release clause of €30m (£26.5m). Inter were said to be hoping to persuade Nice to lower their asking price, but as the Brazilian only joined from Vitoria Guimaraes last summer, his long contract means the Ligue One club are in a strong position.
Financially they are also in a very healthy position. They are owned by a Chinese consortium and, after finishing third in the French league last season, they have qualified for Champions League football next campaign. Nice are no doubt hoping the Gunners or another cash rich Premier League side come in and trigger his release clause.