Inter target Mandas and plan move for Gudmundsson


Inter are strategizing to strengthen key positions for the upcoming season, with a focus on a goalkeeper and striker.La Gazzetta dello Sport report that Inter’s top priority is to secure a reliable goalkeeper. The club aims to bring in someone who can compete directly with Yann Sommer. Among the candidates are Christos Mandas from Lazio, Josep Denzel Martinez from Genoa, and Bento from Athletico Paranaense.

Mandas, a 22-year-old Greek goalkeeper, has gained attention after an impressive performance in the latter part of the season, stepping in for Ivan Provedel. Lazio’s difficulty in renewing his contract, which runs until 2028, presents an opportunity for Inter. However, acquiring Mandas would require a significant investment, estimated at €15 million. His rising market value and the positive feedback from Inzaghi make him a strong contender.

Martinez, with a contract expiring in 2025, represents a potentially more straightforward and cost-effective option. Bento, though talented, is proving to be an expensive pursuit as Athletico Paranaense has raised their asking price to €20 million, leading Inter to explore other options.

Dumfries’ future at Inter remains uncertain. The club is set to meet with his agents next week, but a renewal seems unlikely. Interest from Premier League clubs, particularly Aston Villa, could lead to a transfer. If Dumfries leaves, Inter will look to reinvest the proceeds into bolstering other areas of the squad.

Inter are also eyeing an upgrade in the attacking department. The potential departure of Marko Arnautovic, despite his current stance against leaving, opens the door for new additions. The club has shown a keen interest in Albert Gudmundsson of Genoa.

Gudmundsson has expressed a desire to advance his career, and Genoa’s president, Alberto Zangrillo, has acknowledged the player’s ambition. Inter’s management, including Inzaghi, sees Gudmundsson as a valuable addition. However, Inter needs to generate funds through player sales to meet Genoa’s 30 million euro asking price.

Valentin Carboni, not part of the club’s plans for next season, is another player whose sale could help finance Gudmundsson’s transfer. The negotiations with Genoa are ongoing, with Inter determined to secure the Icelandic forward.


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