Inter defender Andrea Ranocchia is expected to renew his contract with the Nerazzurri until end of June 2022, despite offers from elsewhere.

This is according to Italian news outlet FCInterNews, who report that a stay at the Giuseppe Meazza is the 33-year-old’s preferred option despite offers from elsewhere.

The contract extension offer extended to the player is reported to be on reduced terms from his current deal, set to expire at the end of the month, but contains add-ons which would bring the amount up to that which he earns on his current deal if reached.

It is reported that new Inter manager Simone Inzaghi admires Ranocchia, and tried to sign him to Lazio while manager of the Biancocelesti.

Should Ranocchia stay on he will remain a defensive rotation option under the new head coach.

Offers are thought to have been made to the player to move when his contract expires, including from Cagliari and Bologna, Spanish club Espanyol, and two Turkish clubs, with some of them thought to be on higher economic terms from the offer from Inter.

However, it is the player’s desire to remain with the Nerazzurri, and he should soon sign the contract to extend his time at the club.