Inter Milan could hand a two-year contract extension until the end of June 2026 to versatile defensive stalwart Matteo Darmian.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews. The newspaper anticipate that the Nerazzurri may not wait to trigger an automatic extension.

At the moment, Darmian’s contract with Inter expires at the end of next June.

The Italian international signed a one-year extension last season.

But Darmian’s current contract contains the option of another season, until the end of June 2025. That option is on the part of the club, and will kick in when Darmian makes a certain number of appearances.

One way or the other, it looks virtually a foregone conclusion that Darmian will make the requisite number of appearances.

The 33-year-old has been a regular in the team this season, both from the start and from the bench.

Darmian has played at right-wingback and on the right side of the defense.

And with Benjamin Pavard out with a knee injury for a few more weeks, Darmian is currently first-choice in defense.

Inter Could Extend Contract Of Matteo Darmian Until End Of June 2026

But according to Tuttosport, Inter are not even going to wait until they can trigger an option automatically extend Darmian’s deal.

The Italian remains a vital part of the squad.

Darmian’s versatility and consistency have been major assets for Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi.

Therefore, Inter do not want to waste any time in extending the defender’s deal.

The Nerazzurri will prepare an alternative offer for Darmikan.

This could see Darmian stay at the club until the end of June 2025, or even until the end of June 2026.

This season has only reinforced Darmian’s importance to the squad.

Even well into his thirties, the former Manchester United defender is far more than just a backup.

So Inter are happy to keep Darmian for at least one more season after this one. And are also preparing for the possibility of having the defender around until the season when he turns 36.