Inter Milan are ready to trigger the release clause to sign Yann Sommer from Bayern Munich if they have to.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri are finally ready to offer the €6 million that would see them sign the Swiss whether Bayern like it or not.

Inter have now been going after Sommer for a few weeks.

They have lined the 34-year-old former Borussia Monchengladbach man up as a replacement for Andre Onana.

It has looked for some time like the deal will happen sooner or later. But the problem has been that it’s always been “later” rather than “sooner.”

Bayern have asked Inter to hold off on completing the deal whilst they’ve searched for a replacement.

The Nerazzurri have been patient. Part of the reason for this is that they’ve hoped to secure a lower fee than Sommer’s release clause.

The Swiss has a release clause worth €6 million in his deal with Bayern. Inter have wanted to sign him for €4-5 million, and have aimed to secure that fee by waiting for Bayern to sign a replacement.

Moreover, Inter have been reluctant to go over the Bavarians’ heads by triggering the release clause. They don’t want to sour relations with the German giants.

Inter Milan Finally Ready To Trigger Yann Sommer Release Clause

But, the Gazzetta report, Inter’s patience is finally running out.

Bayern’s search for a replacement for Sommer has so far been fruitless. Each target that the German champions go after seems to be out of reach at the moment.

And the Nerazzurri are running out of time to bring Sommer in and get him up to speed for the new season.

Therefore, Inter want to get the deal done now.

According to the Gazzetta, the Nerazzurri’s offer of around €4 million is on the table. They are expecting a response from Bayern today.

If the Bavarians turn the offer down, or continue to stall, then Inter won’t wait any longer.

They will simply trigger the release clause so they can finally land their man.

Sommer wants to make the move, and so it should be relatively straightforward from there.