Inter Milan have no intention of signing goalkeeper Emil Audero permanently this summer, as they will go all-in to sign Bento.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

Currently, Inter’s first-choice keeper is Yann Sommer, whilst Audero is the Swiss international’s backup.

Audero is only on loan at Inter from Sampdoria, however. Therefore, the Nerazzurri have a decision to make regarding the 27-year-old’s future.

Inter have a purchase option worth 7 million on Audero.

And the Nerazzurri could aim to lower that amount by also offering players going the other way to Sampdoria.

But as an alternative plan, Inter could go after a player who would not just back up Sommer in the immediate future – but also be the 35-year-old’s long-term successor.

Inter Won’t Sign Emil Audero Permanently – Ready To Go All-In On Bento

According to the Gazzetta, Inter are strongly oriented in the latter direction.

Whilst Audero has proven a solid backup to Sommer and a positive influence behind the scenes, the former Juventus keeper is not a player who Inter see as a solution for the long-term future.

Therefore, the Nerazzurri are not aiming to invest in signing Audero on a permanent basis this summer.

As such, the Gazzetta anticipate, Inter want to go all-in to sign Athletico Paranaense keeper Bento.

Bento has long been a player Inter have seen as a prime candidate for the role.

The Nerazzurri’s intention for the Brazilian has looked clear. They would like to sign him to be Sommer’s backup next season.

This would be with a perspective to Bento gradually inheriting the starting shirt from Sommer.

And Bento would appreciate this idea. The 24-year-old is certainly ready to say yes to a move to Inter.

The stumbling block, however, would be the fee.

Bento has a 60 million release clause. Paranaense will not hold out for this figure – but will still demand a fee of at least 20 million.

Therefore, the big question could be whether Inter are ready to allocate a significant chunk of their summer transfer budget to signing Bento.