Inter Talk with Possible Heir of Chelsea-Linked Onana

Inter visited Empoli over the weekend, and deputy sporting director Dario Baccin was spotted speaking with Guglielmo Vicario on the sidelines before the match. The Italian goalkeeper is one of the primary candidates to replace André Onana, should he head elsewhere, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

Chelsea are searching for a new shot-stopper and are zeroing in on the Cameroonian. There could be a meeting between the parties in Milan soon. The Nerazzurri ask for €40M to okay the departure of the 27-year-old. He joined on a Bosman move last summer and unseated Samir Handanovic relatively quickly.

Inter have a tight relationship with Empoli, which could potentially help them land Vicario, who has a few suitors. They plot to invest half they get from the sale of their goalie to bring in the new one. Moreover, they could use some of their youngsters as makeweights, for instance, Martin Satriano, who’s already in Tuscany on loan, Samuele Mulattieri, or Gabriele Oristanio. They are also keen on starlet Tommaso Baldanzi.

A possible alternative to the Azzurri star is Marco Carnesecchi, who’s holding his own at Cremonese despite a challenging situation. Atalanta own his card, and La Beneamata could concoct a larger deal with them as well. Merih Demiral is one of their preferred candidates to succeed Milan Skriniar.

Our Take on Inter and Vicario

The Empoli shot-stopper must have a very busy agent since he gets linked to a top team every other day. He’s ready to make the jump, but other options have a higher ceiling since he’s not young. On the other hand, such element keeps his price tag in check, which surely doesn’t bother the Nerazzurri.

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