According to multiple reports, Inter have agreed a transfer fee with Bayern Munich for Yann Sommer, but it is not by paying the release clause.
The Nerazzurri had been in negotiations for weeks and it seemed to be dragging on all summer, leaving them without a first or second choice goalkeeper after Andre Onana was sold and Samir Handanovic released from his contract.
Bayern Munich were adamant that the €6m release clause had to be paid and the matter seems to have come to a head today.
Sportitalia, La Gazzetta dello Sport and others all confirm that Inter will pay close to €6m, but it will not be by activating the release clause.
Instead, they will still have the option to spread the cost out over instalments, thanks to their overall good business rapport with the Bundesliga giants.
Inter had hoped to pay €4m plus performance-related bonuses, but this was rejected.
Switzerland international Sommer will fly in next week for a medical and to sign the two-year contract.