Inter are ready to offer captain Samir Handanovic a new contract for one year past the end of the season, but the player is hoping for a two-year extension.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who report that the club will sit down for contract talks with the 37-year-old but that their remains some distance between the parties.
Handanovic expects that his salary will drop from the €4 million net per season which he currently earns given that Andre Onana is set to arrive and he will be competing with the Cameroonian for the starting spot.
However, the exact figures still need to be worked out, while the player is still hoping for a two-year deal whilst the club’s intention is only to commit to one more season beyond the end of June when his current contract expires.
On Saturday against Hellas Verona, Handanovic can reach 431 appearances in a Nerazzurri shirt, drawing level with Esteban Cambiasso as the eleventh-highest appearance-maker in the club’s history.
Should he stay on past the end of the season, the Slovenian can target the 455 appearance mark of Ivan Cordoba, though he looked unlikely to surpass the 473 of Walter Zenga who is the goalkeeper with the most appearances.