Even though Inter Milan are still unable to unlock the transfer of Yann Sommer from Bayern Munich, the club won’t trigger the player’s release clause.

Yesterday, reports from Germany and Italy claimed that the Nerazzurri have registered significant progress in their attempts to sign the Swiss goalkeeper.

Some suggested that the 34-year-old is only one step away from joining the Italian giants.

Nevertheless, La Gazzetta dello Sport (via FcInterNews) insists that the white smoke hasn’t emerged just yet.

As the source explains, Bayern will only allow Sommer to leave once they find themselves a competent replacement.

The former Borussia Monchengladbach shot-stopper joined the Bundesliga champions last January to cover for the injured Manuel Neuer.

For their part, the Nerazzurri have already reached an agreement with the player who’s determined to make the switch to the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium.

Inter Milan Are Still Determined To Buy Yann Sommer From Bayern Munich But Are Looking To Avoid Triggering His Release Clause

Inter can also unlock the whole operation by activating the player’s release clause (worth 6 million euros).

But as the Pink newspaper explains, the Italians want to avoid such a drastic solution for two reasons.

First, Inter Milan share an amicable rapport with Bayern Munich. Therefore, they wouldn’t want to jeopardize this relationship by forcing the transfer. Instead, they prefer to reach a mutual agreement with their Bavarian counterparts.

Second, The Nerazzurri are still hoping to reach a compromise for slightly lower figures.

The Italian giants would be willing to pay 4 or 4.5 million euros in addition to bonuses. They’re also looking to spread the payment over several installments.