Inter Far Apart in Conversations with Shakhtar Donetsk

Inter might be forced to take off for Japan without a starting-caliber goalkeeper, as the negotiations to purchase Yann Sommer and Anatoliy Trubin could take longer than anticipated. The main hurdle to signing the Swiss captain is Thomas Tuchel, who wants Bayern Munich to acquire a reliable goalie before letting him go, TuttoSport informs (via OneFootball).

Shakhtar Donetsk’s director Darijo Srna has been spotted in Milan to take care of a few deals. The Nerazzurri have long laid eyes on the prodigy to succeed André Onana after missing out on Guglielmo Vicario.

Inter have reached an agreement on personal terms with Sommer and Trubin but not with their respective clubs. The gap with the Ukrainian side is particularly sizeable. The Nerazzurri plotted to invest €10/15M considering he has just one year on his contract. Instead, the counterparty wants at least €10M more. A re-sale could contribute to closing the gap.

In the meantime, Onana has completed the move to Manchester United. The final fee is €52M plus €5M bonuses, Gianluca Di Marzio relays.

Our Take on Inter, Sommer, and Trubin

Either Shakhtar are posturing, or the Nerazzurri’s confidence in bagging the talent has been overstated. They were fleeced during the early stages of the war but returned to form, meaning playing hardball, for instance in the Mykhaylo Mudryk deal.

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