Manchester United are nearing an agreement to sign Andre Onana, with talks with Inter Milan ongoing.
Onana was a significant member of Inter’s Champions League-winning squad last season, and he previously worked for Erik ten Hag at Ajax.
While Ten Hag would want to see the goalie again, Inter’s situation is a little more complicated.
Simone Inzaghi’s thoughts on the selling of Andre Onana
According to the Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport Inter Milan manager Simone Inzaghi is ‘not thrilled’ with the sale of Andre Onana to Manchester United.
He would have loved Onana to stay, but understands the financial reasons that have forced Inter to pursue a sale.
Inter signed Onana on a free transfer, and with a transfer fee of £42 million stated, this is an opportunity to earn a significant profit.
With the Blues refusing to authorize another loan, the sale of Onana will ‘unlock’ the purchase of striker Romelu Lukaku by freeing up money to sign the Chelsea striker.
Inter are already looking for successors, with names like Giorgi Mamardashvili, Keylor Navas, Hugo Lloris, and Yann Sommer being mentioned.
Inter are eager to complete the transaction so that they can begin moving forward, preferring to finalize negotiations by the end of the month.