Inter could sacrifice Handanovic to Man City

Inter may need to sell off star goalkeeper Samir Handanovic to fund their summer signings and Manchester City could take advantage.

Slovenian international Samir Handanovic is seen by many as the best goalkeeper in Serie A, but Inter may need to trade him in to fund a summer splurge.

It has been a disappointing season for Inter who were never in the Scudetto race and are fighting just to make sure they get a place in next year's Europa League.

Indonesian investor Erik Thohir, who took charge of the club mid-season, is expected to fund an extensive overhaul of the squad in the summer.

The main priorities for Inter lie in attack as coach Walter Mazzarri has publicly stated that he doesn't have enough offensive options.

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko is believed to be first choice on the shopping list with Fernando Torres and Alvaro Morata as back-up options.

But the summer spending spree may have to be financed at least in part by the sale of some current assets and La Repubblica claims goalkeeper Handanovic may have to be cashed in.

The ex-Udinese man, nicknamed Spiderman, who is renowned for his spectacular stops, has been a target for several clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain, Monaco and Manchester City.

La Repubblca reports that Handanovic is seen as a potential goldmine for Inter and could free up the money to revitalise their squad.

Inter would obviously then have to find another goalkeeper, but they would have quite a few solid, low cost options within Serie A.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for MANCHESTER CITY team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch