The Sporting Director of Genoa has confirmed that the transfer of Josep Martinez to Inter Milan is being finalized.

Speaking in a press conference, as reported by FCInterNews, Grifone Sporting Director Marco Ottolini also updated on the future of Inter target Albert Gudmundsson.

Inter are now at the finish line kn their pursuit of Martinez.

The Nerazzurri’s chase of the former RB Leipzig keeper has been ongoing since last month.

Inter have identified Martinez as a long-term heir to Yann Sommer in goal. Their plan is to have the 26-year-old back up Sommer next season – and then inherit the starting spot in the long term.

Martinez is not the only keeper who Inter had considered as a possible target.

The Nerazzurri had initially been looking to sign Athletico Paranaense’s Bento.

Inter also eyed up Udinese’s Maduka Okoye and Lazio’s Christos Mandas from within Serie A. And Villarreal keeper Filip Jorgensen is another player whose agent they contact.

But it is Martinez who Inter will be signing this summer.

Genoa Sporting Director Confirms Josep Martinez Transfer To Inter Milan

Inter and Genoa negotiated for Martinez’s transfer over the last couple weeks of July.

Initially, the two clubs had reportedly discussed the possibility of a cash-plus-player deal.

But in the end, the Nerazzurri and the Grifone changed tracks to agree a straight cash fee. Inter will reportedly pay Genoa a fee in the region of 15 million for Martinez including add-ons.

Meanwhile, Inter also have an agreement with Martinez in place.

The Spanish international will reportedly sign a five-year contract with Inter until the end of June 2029. This will be worth around 1.5 million net per season.

As far as the deal for Martinez goes, Genoa Sporting Director Ottolini confirmed that “The secretaries are finalizing the documents.”

Meanwhile, regarding forward Albert Gudmundsson, Ottolini said that “Some clubs have asked about him. We’ve gotten some phone calls.”

“Nothing more than that,” he added.

“Albert will start preseason with us on Monday. He could still stay here – nothing is certain.”