Inter Milan are ready to move to sign Bayern Munich goalkeeper Yann Sommer as they wrap up negotiations with Man United for the sale of Andre Onana.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri will swoop for the 34-year-old as well as Shakhtar Donetsk’s Anatoliy Trubin once the sale of Onana goes through.
Whilst Onana is still an Inter player, he shouldn’t be for much longer.
Manchester United are pushing to complete a deal to sign the Cameroonian. The Red Devils will put around €55 million on the plate, including fairly easily-achievable add-ons.
With a deal now potentially only a couple days away, Inter want to accelerate the process of searching for Onana’s replacement.
And they have a clear idea in mind of how they want to proceed.
Inter To Make Their Move For Sommer Once Onana Sold To Man United
Inter’s first move will be to complete a deal to sign Swiss international Sommer from Bayern Munich.
The ex-Borussia Monchengladbach veteran has a release clause in his deal with the German champions worth €6 million.
Inter won’t waste much time in moving. Their plan is to trigger Sommer’s release clause get him in quickly.
The Swiss may not be part of Inter’s squad immediately upon their return to preseason training. However, Inter would like to make his signing official by the start of next week.
In the short term, Sommer is the player who Inter have designated to replace Onana.
And, the Gazzetta note, Inter also want to sign a player as a longer-term replacement for the Cameroonian.
For a number of days now, 21-year-old Shakhtar Donetsk keeper Anatoliy Trubin has been the Nerazzurri’s main target in this respect.
Shakhtar have been sticking to a high valuation for the Ukrainian international. This despite the fact that Trubin’s contract expires at the end of next June.
However, Inter believe that they can force Shakhtar down. They could offer a percentage of resale in order to convince the Ukrainian giants to shake hands on a deal quickly.