Inter Milan will have to sit on the table with headstrong Athletico Paranaense president Mario Celso Petraglia as they try to forge an agreement to sign Bento.

The Nerazzurri have been on the goalkeeper’s trail since last year. But despite failing to secure a deal with the Brazilian club last summer, they are determined to try again.

According to FcInterNews, the Serie A giants are hoping to add the 24-year-old to their ranks next term.

The Brazil international would effectively replace Emil Audero who appears increasingly likely to return to Sampdoria.

In other words, Bento would arrive to initially play second fiddle to Yann Sommer. He would eventually replace the Swiss veteran if he proves himself worthy of the Number One spot.

However, the report expects Inter to face a hurdle in the negotiations.

The Italians had been discussing the move with Paranaense’s sporting director Alexandre Mattos. However, the latter has now left the club to assume a similar role at Vasco Da Gama.

Therefore, club president Petraglia will take negotiations himself.

The source describes the patron as a stubborn negotiator renowned in Brazil for his unwillingness to compromise.

Inter Milan May Have To Splash 15 Million Euros To Sign Athletico Paranaense Goalkeeper Bento

Therefore, the report doesn’t expect the Nerazzurri to receive a discount on the 15-million euro price tag set by the Brazilian club.

For their part, Inter will try to bank in on the player’s desire to join them.

However, the source still expects the goalkeeper to accept other proposals, especially if other top clubs come knocking on the door.

Finally, FcInterNews notes that Paranaense have signed Leo Linck, a 22-year-old goalkeeper.

This could be a sign that the club is preparing for life after Bento by bringing in a young replacement.