Como are cooling their interest in signing Sampdoria goalkeeper Emil Audero with his loan to Inter Milan ending.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews. They report that the Lariani’s main target between the posts is now former Roma defender Pau Lopez.

27-year-old former Juventus and Venezia goalkeeper Audero was at Inter last season.

The Italian made a total of six appearances for the Nerazzurri. Four of these came in Serie A, whilst one was in the Champions League and one in the Coppa Italia.

Audero arrived to be the backup to Yann Sommer last summer, as the Swiss also came in from Bayern Munich.

In that respect, Audero more or less fulfilled his remit.

The 27-year-old played a couple of matches whilst Sommer had been absent with injury.

Meanwhile, Audero also got a couple chances even whilst Sommer was available.

Como Interest In Signing Emil Audero After Inter Milan Loan Fades

When Inter signed Audero last summer, they did so on a one-season loan deal.

However, that loan deal also contained the option for the Nerazzurri to make the deal a permanent basis.

The purchase option was for a 7 million fee.

However, the Nerazzurri are not inclined to sign Audero. Rather, they have other plans in goal.

Reports indicate that Inter want to sign a young keeper who can back up Sommer in the short term, but then take over as the first-choice keeper in the longer term.

And Inter don’t see Audero as that keeper.

Rather, the Nerazzurri have agreed a deal to sign Genoa keeper Josep Martinez.

Therefore, Audero will be playing his football elsewhere next season.

Newly-promoted Como had been strongly linked with a move for the 26-year-old.

However, reports Tuttosport, the Lombard team have changed tracks. They are now going after former Roma and Real Betis keeper Pau Lopez, currently at Marseille.

Therefore, Audero will likely go elsewhere.

Ligue 1 side OGC Nice have been linked with a move for the ex-Bianconeri shot-stopper recently.