Inter could keep Samir Handanovic in the squad past next summer even if they sign Ajax’s Andre Onana on a free transfer as a long-term replacement for the Slovenian.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who report that the Nerazzurri are actively targeting Onana on a free transfer next summer, but that they may still rely on their current captain as an option in the squad alongside the Cameroonian.

Handanovic turned 37 this summer and the Nerazzurri have been seriously looking for a long-term replacement for the Number One for some time.

The Slovenian’s form at the beginning of this season has further emphasized the need to find a long-term successor to him between the sticks, as he has committed unfortunate errors in big moments.

However, the current Number One also showed all of his class in the first half of Inter’s match against Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, and he could still be considered an experienced alternative to a replacement.

CEO Beppa Marotta has confirmed the club’s interest in Ajax keeper Onana, and the club could move to sign the 25-year-old when his contract expires at the end of June 2022, but Handanovic could also remain to fight for his place.