Inter Closing In on Bayern Munich Star

Inter have made a breakthrough in ongoing talks to sign Bayern Munich goalkeeper Yann Sommer as Andre Onana’s replacement. According to Fabrizio Romano, the veteran shot-stopper has given the Nerazzurri the green light to strike a deal with the perennial Bundesliga champions. 

Onana is on the cusp of completing his long-awaited move to Manchester United. The Red Devils have agreed €55 million fee with Inter, add-ons included, for the Cameroonian to fill David de Gea’s place between the sticks next season. Despite the Italians’ resilience, the ex-Ajax man will leave Giuseppe Meazza after just one year.

After making peace with Onana’s departure, Inter have cast a wide net in their search for his successor. Shakhtar Donetsk’s Anatoliy Trubin has been Beppe Marotta’s first option, but the Ukrainians continue to drive a hard bargain over the youngster’s switch to Serie A. 

And then, there’s Sommer. Given his vast experience, Sommer would be a short-term solution. The 34-year-old has one condition to join the Nerazzurri, and Marotta seems to have managed to grant his wish. Indeed, the Swiss star is keen to be Simone Inzaghi’s first option.

Inter would ideally land both players. But it may not be possible.

Sommer’s arrival means Trubin can either stay at Shakhtar for another season or join Inter to play second fiddle to the former Borussia Monchengladbach keeper. Either way, the beaten Champions League finalists won’t relinquish their interest in the 21-year-old.

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