Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno could be a target for Inter Milan next summer as they eye up free transfers to bolster the squad.
That’s according to Tuttosport, who explain the situation at the Italian club and their plans to replace Samir Handanovic.
They say that, after a summer in which Inter have managed to fill the hole in their finances through big sales, there’s now an eye on what owners Suning will do moving forwards.
Either way, they are planning for the future and ‘studying the future moves’, and that could lead them to Leno.
Current number one, Handanovic, is set to be a free agent next summer, and it is ‘assumed’ he will sign a new deal until 2023.
However, the club are thinking of a ‘Buffon-like’ role for him moving forwards that would see the goalkeeper used as a ‘second expert’ in certain competitions and a new goalkeeper arrive next summer.
To achieve this, they are looking at players whose contracts are expiring, and two names on their list are Andre Onana and Leno from Arsenal.
There is no mention of a move at this point, or any sort of negotiations, just that Leno is on the list of players Inter Milan are looking at.
Indeed, perhaps that is why Arsenal move to sign Aaron Ramsdale this summer, suggesting Leno could be on the way out next summer either way.
As for the German’s contractual situation, it appears there are some differing views on when his deal at Arsenal ends, with Transfermarkt putting it as 2022, while others view it as 2023.
It could simply be that Inter are already thinking two years ahead, but there’s every chance Tuttosport went off the former information, rather than the latter.