Inter sign Arnautovic on loan

MILAN - Inter Milan have signed Austrian forward Marko Arnautovic on loan from Dutch club Twente Enschede, the Serie A champions said on Friday.

"Internazionale announce that Austrian forward Marko Arnautovic has joined the Nerazzurri on loan from Twente," read a statement on the club website.

The Italians originally wanted to buy the lanky 20-year-old outright but concerns about a foot fracture prompted them to persuade Twente to agree a loan deal with an option for a permanent move after lengthy negotiations.