The agent of Inter-linked Empoli goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario confirms that there have been contacts with big clubs in Serie A.

Speaking to Italian news outlet Pagine Romaniste, via TuttoMercatoWeb, a representative of the agency that represents the 26-year-old, GG11, did not deny that there is interest from big clubs including Roma, but also made clear that at the moment there are no advanced talks.

Vicario’s performances for Empoli over the last two seasons since the Tuscans were promoted to Serie A have seen the 26-year-old lauded as one of the best keepers in the Italian top flight during the period.

The keeper’s outstanding displays have seen him linked with a number of big clubs for as early as next season.

The rumour mill has focused on the possibility of Vicario arriving at Inter in recent weeks, with the Nerazzurri reported to have lined him up as the priority target to replace Andre Onana should the Cameroonian be sold amid Chelsea and Manchester United interest.

Meanwhile, Juventus are reportedly ready to rival Inter for the 26-year-old’s signature.

In any event, it has been reported that Empoli would expect a fee of at least €20 million in order to make a deal for Vicario.

Added to the list of big clubs in Italy to have shown an interest in signing Vicario this summer transfer window are Roma, who could look to make him the replacement in goal for Rui Patricio starting next season.

Asked about the interest from Roma and other big Italian teams, a representative of the goalkeeper’s agency said that “For now there are only surveys, not just from Roma but also from a number of big clubs in Serie A.”

“It would be wrong to deny that, but at the moment it’s little more than a game of trading cards,” he added. “Everyone knows that there’s interest, his name is a popular one as far as goalkeepers.”

“We’ve had contacts with the Giallorossi, but for now they’re just ideas, what’s certain is that he has many admirers.”