Inter Milan aren’t considering a move for Bernd Leno, and they’re much closer to a deal to sign Andre Onana, according to reports.
On Wednesday, we covered claims from Christian Falk that Inter Milan are interested in Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno. Fabrizio Romano has since shot this rumour down, saying Inter aren’t considering Leno, and he’s not even on their shortlist.
Instead, Inter are trying to sign Arsenal-linked Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana. They’ve been pushing for him since July, and he’s now really close to joining them as a free agent next summer.
Calciomercato also deny that Inter are after Leno. The Italian outlet reports that the Serie A club have already reached an agreement with Onana to sign him on a free.
Onana recently told reporters that he didn’t have any agreement to join a new club, and that he had as many as 15 suitors to sign him next summer. He even suggested it was possible he extends his deal with Ajax.
But in the same interview, the goalkeeper revealed his agent would soon be coming to Amsterdam to sort things out. That could explain the sudden developments in the Inter pursuit.
Onana is currently still serving a suspension after the banned substance, Furosemide, was found in his urine sample. He claimed he took it by accident after it was prescribed to his wife.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled no significant fault could be attributed to Onana, reducing the ban from 12 months to nine as a result. He’s available for matches from November 3rd and is now available to feature in training sessions.
The 25-year-old has had an excellent record in goal for Ajax. He kept nine clean sheets in 20 Eredivisie matches before his ban last season, with an 80% save percentage.