Inter Milan and Bayern Munich are still some way away from reaching an agreement for a transfer of goalkeeper Yann Sommer.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the clubs are still at loggerheads on a couple of points even if the Swiss international’s eventual move to the Nerazzurri still looks very likely.

Inter have been trying to finally get a move for Sommer over the line in recent days.

The Nerazzurri have been in talks with both the player and with Bayern for a few weeks now.

Sommer is the player who Inter want to sign to replace Andre Onana for the 2023-24 season. And the fact that the Cameroonian has now left to join Manchester United should be the trigger for a move for Sommer.

However, it’s not quire that simple.

Despite being close, and despite the fact that Sommer himself wants to make the move, there are still a couple reasons why an agreement with Bayern on a deal remains elusive.

Inter Milan & Bayern Munich Still Not At The Finish Line In Yann Sommer Talks

According to the Gazzetta, Inter and Bayern held further talks tomorrow.

The Nerazzurri’s hope has been to try and get things moving for Sommer to join for their tour of Japan.

There is no longer a possibility of the 34-year-old signing his deal in time to be part of the squad that leaves for the tour today.

However, Sommer will leave with Bayern tomorrow, for the German champions’ own preseason tour of the country.

Inter are now aiming to have the deal done some time in the next few days so that Sommer can complete the transfer whilst both teams are in Japan this week.

However, this is still anything but a foregone conclusion.

The first reason for this concerns the fee on a deal. Inter still want to pay less than the €6 million release clause in Sommer’s contract – their offer has sat at around €4 million.

Bayern have yet to open up to this.

The second issue is that the Bavarians are reluctant to complete a sale whilst Manuel Neuer is still out injured, and they still haven’t signed a new backup for their captain.

At the moment, if Sommer were to leave Bayern and join Inter, it would be the Bavarians rather than Inter who would be left without a starting-quality keeper in Japan.

Therefore, Inter will not try and force Bayern’s hand. The Nerazzurri’s relationship with the German champions is a good one and they don’t want to strain it.

The Nerazzurri are not putting pressure on Bayern or Sommer to try and ram a deal through.

Inter are confident that the deal will happen sooner or later. But they are also aware that their best course of action right now is to be patient.