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Inter Milan linked with Bayern Munich keeper

With Handanovic still potentially leaving the club, Reina is a new name touted to take over as the Inter shot-stopper.

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Seeing that FFP is starting to breath down Inter's neck, it looks like the club will likely be forced into a big sale. With Icardi looking like he will soon sign a new contract and no similar news from Handanovic's agent (and with Icardi looking more untouchable of the two), the Slovenian goalkeeper might be sold in the summer.

Last week we discussed Mattia Perin and Francesco Bardi as potential replacements but now there is a new name being tossed around, Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina.

The 32 year old Spaniard spent most of his career at Liverpool before going to Napoli in 2013. He spent a season there before going to Bayern Munich (and placing himself on the bench). At Liverpool he was a pretty good goalkeeper, at Napoli he looked average, nothing to inspiring, and there was no chance of him taking down Manuel Neuer at Bayern so he has remained a backup keeper, making no league appearances.

His market value is listed as €4 million, and I'm sure he could be signed for a little less. For the right (cheap) price this would not be the worst deal in the world. While a younger keeper would be preferred by most (Perin from the looks of last week's poll), Reina could be a decent option for a couple of years. The club would probably move for Reina if they decided to still give Bardi a chance at the club in the future, but still want him to have a few more years of development. Since a decent amount of people voted for Bardi to take over from Handanovic this might not be a half-bad idea then.