Inter Milan are confident that they’ll have the resources to sign Athletico Paranaense goalkeeper Bento this summer.

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

24-year-old Brazilian international Bento looks to be one of Inter’s priority targets this summer.

The Nerazzurri have decided that they will use this transfer window as an opportunity to sort out the goalkeeping position for the long term.

Last summer, Inter sold Andre Onana – who they had expected to be their Number One for years to come – to Manchester United for a massive transfer fee.

Replacing the Cameroonian was Yann Sommer.

And there is no doubt that Sommer has done a solid job of replacing Onana. But the Swiss international is 35 years old – he is hardly likely to be the starting keeper in the long term.

Inter Milan Confident They Can Sign Bento This Summer

Therefore, Inter’s plan is to sign a younger keeper this summer.

The idea would be to have a player who can initially be the backup to Sommer. The veteran former Bayern Munich and Borussia Monchengladbach man would remain the starter.

Then, after learning from Sommer for a season or two, that player would take over as the first-choice keeper.

And Inter have a clear target in mind for that role. They want Paranaense keeper Bento.

At 24 years of age, Bento is certainly the right age to be the Number One for years to come.

And Inter believe that the quality is certainly there from the Brazilian.

The Nerazzurri had already targeted Bento last summer. And he has made further growth in the past twelve months – including becoming a full Brazilian international.

This does mean that the price tag for Bento has undoubtedly increased – Paranaense are set to demand at least 20 million for the 24-year-old.

But Inter are ready to allocate a significant fee to the move. Bento is a priority for them.

And the Nerazzurri are certain that with a few smaller sales, they can easily get a deal for the Brazilian done.