Athletico Paranaense goalkeeper Bento has made it clear that he wants to join Inter Milan this summer transfer window.

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.

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.

This would be a similar situation to the succession plan from Francesco Toldo to Julio Cesar. Or the transition from Samir Handanovic to Onana, prior to the latter’s sale.

Ahtletico Paranaense Keeper Bento Wants Inter

Bento is the player who Inter want to sign for this purpose.

The Nerazzurri have been monitoring the 24-year-old for over a year.

And the last twelve months or so have seen Bento’s form improve even more. So there is no doubt on Inter’s part that he is the right target.

Athletico want a fee of at least 20 million to sell Bento.

The Nerazzurri are hoping that they could even chip away at this a bit.

And a key factor could be the will of the player himself.

The Corriere report that as far as Bento is concerned, his only priority for this summer would be to join Inter.