Inter have identified Fiorentina’s Bartolmiej Dragowski as the ideal candidate to take over from Samir Handanovic, according to reports.

This from today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, where it is reported that the 23-year-old Pole is the favourite at the Nerazzurri for a long-term replacement for the current Number One.

Handanovic joined the club in 2012 where he has now made 389 appearances as the undisputed first-choice option in goal, but the Slovenian turns 37 next month and finding a replacement is now on the Nerazzurri’s agenda.

The Slovenian is set to stay on for next season, but with current second-choice keeper Andrei Radu possibly set to depart with Real Sociedad interested in a loan, a new backup needs to be found.

Moreover, while it is likely that any keeper brought in during the summer would initially be the Slovenian’s deputy, they would also be brought in with a view to permanently replacing him within a season or two.

Dragowski is admired by Inter CEO Beppe Marotta and Sporting Director Piero Ausilio, both for his abilities and for his age, with the Pole very young for a keeper and a potential candidate to hold down the starting role for a number of seasons.

The club are currently considering a deal with Fiorentina over the 23-year-old, with La Viola interested in Inter midfielder Stefano Sensi.

Dragowski and Sensi are considered to be two players of roughly equal valuations, and it is possible that a swap deal could be arranged, though for now this is only one possibility between the clubs.