Italian journalist Fabrizio Biasin believes that Inter captain Samir Handanovic could remain at the club past the end of the current season.

Speaking to the Twitch channel of Italian news outlet, as reported by FCInter1908, the journalist noted that if the Slovenian decides to remain as the backup keeper, he could extend his contract.

Handanovic’s current contract with the Nerazzurri runs out at the end of June 2023, with the 38-year-old having extended his contract during the summer by one season.

The captain’s future is up in the air considering that the team look to have already definitively transitioned to summer signing Andre Onana as the first choice in goal.

However, there is hardly a guarantee that the Slovenian will be on his way next summer, although he will not be first choice any longer and would have to extend with this in mind according to Biasin.

“If he accepts the role of backup, which he has already done, then he won’t necessarily leave,” Biasin said of the end of the season.

The journalist also spoke about some other situations of Inter players whose current deals run out at the end of the current campaign.

Of defender Milan Skriniar, the journalist explained that The club and his representatives are already talking which is good.”

“It’s now a matter of closing the gap on wages, but the directors are hoping to agree a new deal no later than Christmas.”

Of the contract talks with Skriniar, Biasin predicted that “Let’s say that €6 million net per season plus add-ons could be the right number.”

Of striker Romelu Lukaku, whose loan deal from Chelsea expires at the end of the season, Biasin said that “Some people have said, everything is already set in stone, he’ll stay next season.”

“And that’s obviously what Inter want as well, but also the second half of the season will be decisive in whether or not they actually decide to stay on with him,” he explained of the Belgian.

Of defender Stefan de Vrij, Biasin said that “He arrived on a free transfer, he will leave on a free transfer.”

“That is, unless he accepts an extension at lower wages, which is hard to imagine.”

“It’s possible that his new agent will find him a new club abroad, perhaps in the Premier League.”

Of wingback Raoul Bellanova, currently on loan from Cagliari, Biasin said that “It’s not at all a foregone conclusion they’ll sign him permanently, but it’s not impossible either.”

“He has to grow a lot and, above all, he has to convince Inzaghi to give him more playing time.”

For midfield Roberto Gagliardini, “If an offer arrives in January he could already be on his way, otherwise he’ll leave on a free transfer in the summer.”

Of striker Edin Dzeko, Biasin said that “His performances have been extraordinary, and there’s a desire on both parties to continue on together.”

“However, the policy is clear, a player of his age will have to accept lower wages.”

Of wingback Matteo Darmian, Biasin said that “There have never been any issues there, he’ll extend at low wages.”

And of whether the Nerazzurri will make the loan move of Francesco Acerbi permanent, the journalist explained that “His performance is surprising everyone, especially those who thought he was finished, but hasty decisions will not be made in his case.”

Lastly, regarding defender Danilo D’Ambrosio, Biasin said that “He’s a symbol and a point of reference in the locker room.”

“We’ll have to see if his desire to play will prevail over the possibility of becoming more of a locker room figure for this group.”