Inter Stalwart in ‘Advanced Talks’ With European Powerhouse

Inter talisman Hakan Calhanoglu is reportedly in advanced talks with Bayern Munich over a shock return to the Bundesliga. A story first broke by German outlet Bild received further confirmation from Turkish reporter Ibrahim Kirkayak, who spoke directly to the player in the build-up to Turkey’s Euro 2024 encounter against Portugal.

Calhanoglu allegedly confirmed he’s negotiating a switch to Bayern Munich despite his household status at Inter. At 30, the Turkish midfielder is at his peak power. He has been crucial to Simone Inzaghi’s set-up since swapping Milan for the Nerazzurri in 2021.

Inter signed Calhanoglu as a free agent as his contract with the Rossoneri ran out. As such, they’d make a substantial profit from his sale. Despite entering the fourth decade, the ex-Bayer Leverkusen star would still command a significant price tag.

Bayern Munich may need to allocate up to €50-60 million to persuade Inter to sell their midfield stalwart. There’s a feeling the club won’t stand in Calhanoglu’s way should he decide to end his seven-year spell in Serie A.

Calhanoglu joined Milan from Bayer Leverkusen in 2017 but blew hot and cold during his stint at the San Siro. A move to Inter has been on the money, with Simone Inzaghi turning once an advanced midfielder into one of Europe’s finest deep-lying playmakers.

The dethroned Bundesliga champions are reportedly ready to offer the Inter man a lucrative fourth-year contract worth €8m per season plus add-ons. It’s hard to imagine Calhanoglu turning down such an eye-watering bid.

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