The pursuit of Yann Sommer is turning out to be more challenging than anticipated for Inter. The goalkeeper didn’t play in Tuesday’s friendly against Rottach-Egern, but Thomas Tuchel downplayed the situation, suggesting his departure wasn’t impending.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Bayern Munich believe that the deadline to activate his €6M release clause has already lapsed. The Nerazzurri disagree but also consider the sum excessive for a 35-year-old.
Inter opened talks with the counterparty to acquire Sommer for €3/4M, preferably via multi-year installments. On the other hand, the Bavarians want to keep him because Manuel Neuer isn’t ready to play just yet following a major leg injury.
The starter should be good to go in mid-August after their first two official matches. La Beneamata hopes the Swiss international helps them out by pushing to depart. Bayern Munich will leave for Japan next Monday. Whether he’ll board the flight or not will be telling.
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) July 7, 2023
Our Take on Inter and Sommer
The Nerazzurri might have counted their chickens before they hatched. It’d be a major snafu if the conditions of the deal were incorrect. However, if Neuer’s timetable is fairly certain and Bayern are close to purchasing another goalie, the transfer should happen anyway, especially if the veteran wants to switch teams.
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