Inter captain Samir Handanovic is aiming to extend his contract beyond the end of the season, but there is still some way to go before an agreement is found with the club.
This according to yesterday’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the Slovenian is ready to stay on for a season while Andre Onana settles in, but still needs to agree terms with the club.
Handanovic’s designated long-term successor is set to arrive this summer in the form of Onana, but for the current Number One there is no worry about the potential competition for the starting spot.
The 37-year-old will be happy to remain in a similar situation to that which saw Gianluigi Buffon stay on for a season at Juventus whilst Wojcjech Szczesny settled in.
However, there is still some way to go before Handanovic can come to an agreement with the club on the terms of a deal, as only preliminary talks have taken place so far.