Manchester United are reportedly interested in Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez and are looking to include Anthony Martial in a swap deal for the striker.
The Argentine has been fantastic for the Nerazzurri since joining from Racing Club. He has scored 69 goals in 176 games.
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According to Italian journalist Marco Barzaghi, United are keen to bring Martinez to Old Trafford.
He claimed on his Youtube channel (via Express) that the Premier League giants have offered Martial – who is currently on loan in Sevilla – and £ 42 million to pick up Martinez.
Inter have reportedly turned down the offer with future United boss Erik ten Hag preparing for a busy summer transfer window.
⚽ | GOAL SCORES#Lautaro Martinez has scored 20 goals in one season for Inter in all competitions for the second time in his career! Only in 2019/20 (21 goals) has he topped it for the Nerazzurri#FORZAINTER #InterRome pic.twitter.com/f0vNSnGjBS
– Inter @ (@Inter_en) April 25, 2022
Martial came to the Red Devils for a reported fee of £ 54 million and has impressed in attacks and starts, but has struggled to justify the transfer fee that made him the most expensive teenager in football.
His loan spell in Seville has failed to revitalize his career after pulling a blank in all of his eight La Liga appearances.
He is under contract in Manchester until 2024, when the club are eager to relieve Martial’s £ 240,000 a week contract.
The 26-year-old has scored 79 goals in 269 games for United and found the back of the net once during this period before his loan in January.
Another place, former Premier League striker Kevin Phillips has hinted that Aaron Wan-Bissaka “has not progressed” at Manchester United.
The right-back came to the Red Devils from Crystal Palace for £ 50 million but has struggled for form at Old Trafford.
“It’s a shame because I like him,” Phillips said Football Insider“But he has not really progressed in Man United – even though the club itself has been in a massive decline.
“It did not work for Wilfried Zaha either, and since he was a London boy he could not wait to get back to Palace. I know that because I was in the club at the time.
“Some players simply do not fit into football clubs. That seems to be the case for Wan-Bissaka – he just does not fit Man United. It happens.
“It would not surprise me at all if he went back to the Palace and performed as well as he was when he left.
“It could be the most sensible decision, just to return to familiar surroundings. If you are comfortable and happy, then this is when you play the best football.”