MANCHESTER UNITED and Barcelona are reportedly eyeing Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez.
FC Inter News claims the two European heavyweights are keeping tabs on Inter’s Argentine striker after his terrific start to the season under new boss Antonio Conte.
1 Man Utd and Barcelona are eyeing £96million bids for Inter Milan ace Lautaro MartinezCredit: AFP
Martinez, 22, has already bagged six goals this season after linking up with Romelu Lukaku in attack.
And it’s reckoned United are considering a move for the versatile attacker, who has a £96million release clause.
The Red Devils have been left short on numbers after allowing Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to move to Inter.
They are said to be considering a move for Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller.
RB Salzburg ace Erling Haaland is another option for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
But it now seems that Martinez is quickly working his way to the top of the Norwegian’s wish list.
His fine form has also caught the eye of Barcelona, who want to sign a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez.
Barca had looked at Marcus Rashford, but Utd have no intent of selling him.
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And Lionel Messi is now said to have given Nou Camp chiefs the go-ahead to sign compatriot Martinez before the Red Devils get their act together.
However, United have been given a boost in their chase for a new midfielder.
It’s reckoned Solskjaer is gunning for Borussia Monchengladbach star Denis Zakaria, who could replace Ander Herrera in a £43m switch.