Inter Milan are not going to force Bayern Munich’s hand over a transfer of goalkeeper Yann Sommer.
This according to Italian broadcaster SportMediaset, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri will try to be patient and diplomatic about the Bavarians’ reluctance to sell Sommer until they have procured a replacement.
Inter have now been hovering over Sommer for a number of days without making a decisive move to sign the 34-year-old.
The Nerazzurri have wanted to wrap up a deal for Sommer quickly after selling Andre Onana to Manchester United.
The fact that Inter captain Samir Handanovic has also left the club means that the Nerazzurri are currently without a starting-quality senior goalkeeper in their squad.
Inter have failed in their objective of signing Sommer before their preseason tour of Japan. They are currently in the country, but have not yet signed the Swiss.
And for his part, Sommer wants the transfer to happen soon.
But Bayern have not quite gotten to the point of green-lighting the move. The reason is that the club’s captain Manuel Neuer is still out with an injury.
Without a replacement for Sommer, the Bavarians will have no starting-quality keeper deputizing for Neuere.
Inter Milan Trying To Be Patient With Bayern Munich Over Yann Sommer Transfer
According to Mediaset, Inter are trying to conciliate and wait.
The Nerazzurri fully expect the transfer to happen sooner or later. They would, of course, prefer the former to the latter.
But Inter aren’t going to force anything to happen.
The Nerazzurri have a positive relationship with Bayern. They would not want to unsettle the player or trigger his €6 million release clause, angering the Germans.
So for the time being at least, Inter are sitting tight.
They’ll give Bayern the time that they need to find an adequate replacement for Sommer. At least up to a point.