Inter Milan have turned their attention to Old Trafford in their attempt to replace star forward Lautaro Martinez when he leaves the club this summer.
Argentine international Lautaro Martinez is likely to leave Inter Milan this summer as he has a release clause in his contract with the Italian Serie A outfit.
Lautaro Martinez has a release clause of €110m in his Inter Milan contract. Premier League champions Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid are all willing to pay the transfer fee for him.
He has scored 16 goals in 30 games in all competitions this season for the Nerazzurri.
According to Forza Italian Football, Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte wants Manchester United attacker Anthony Martial to replace Lautaro Martinez at the San Siro ahead of next season.
Ex-Chelsea boss Conte has made the Premier League the place to poach talents for his team.
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Inter Milan have signed a lot of players from the Premier League since Conte became their manager last summer.
The Nerazzurri signed Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United at the start of the season.
Alexis Sanchez signed for Inter Milan on loan until this summer, while the Lukaku transfer was a permanent one.
Conte and Inter Milan were back in the Premier League for players last month after the signings of Christian Eriksen and Ashley Young.
England international Ashley Young signed for Inter Milan permanently in a €1.5m deal, while Danish international Christian Eriksen joined the club in a €20m deal.
Victor Moses also signed for Inter Milan on loan till this summer when he could be signed from parent club Chelsea permanently. He had to cut short his loan spell at Turkish giants Fenerbahce to sign for the Nerazzuri.
Apart from Anthony Martial, Arsenal attacker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has also been touted as an option to replace Lautaro Martinez.
Transfer Ratings: Lautaro Martinez To Manchester United
Inter Milan player Lautaro Martinez has become one of the best young strikers in world football on the back of his impressive outings for the Nerazzurri over the last 12 to 18 months. His quality has come to the attention of several European sides like Barcelona and Manchester United.
At Inter Milan, Lautaro Martinez has formed a very good strike partnership with Romelu Lukaku. The two players have played a big part in firing the Nerazzurri to the level of Italian Serie A contenders alongside defending champions Inter Milan and Lazio.
The Italian Serie A title challenge has been a three-team race for the majority of the season and hostilities will resume when the league returns next month. Argentine international Martinez would be hoping to propel Inter Milan to a first title in a decade at the expense of Juventus and Lazio having already scored 11 goals in 23 league games in this current season. In total, the petite striker has scored 16 goals in 34 games in all competitions thus averaging around a goal in two games.
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Barcelona and Manchester United are the two clubs with registered interests in Lautaro Martinez according to media outlets in Spain and Italy, though the Spaniards are regarded as overwhelming favourites to sign the player who has a release clause of €100m in his Inter Milan contract.
Manchester United and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer want to sign a striker this summer and they have been linked with a lot of names to that effect despite the presence of Nigerian striker Odion Jude Ighalo. He joined on a short-term loan in January and has impressed a great deal since then but the loan deal expires at the end of next month. Ighalo has scored four goals in a handful of games for the Red Devils.
The Red Devils will have to see off Barcelona who see Lautaro Martinez as the long-term replacement for Luis Suarez for them to win the race to sign the player.
Transfer Ratings for Lautaro Martinez to Manchester United: 2/10.
Transfer Ratings: Paul Pogba To Inter Milan
The biggest transfer news this month is the reported interest of Inter Milan in Manchester United star Paul Pogba ahead of this summer’s transfer market. Various reports in the Italian media claimed that Inter Milan playmaker Christian Eriksen could move on this summer and Paul Pogba has been lined up as his replacement potentially.
Danish international Christian Eriksen only joined Inter Milan in January following his €20m transfer from Tottenham Hotspur but manager Antonio Conte has not been impressed with his performances since moving to Italy. Conte and Inter Milan have turned to imports from the Premier League as they try to wrestle the Italian Serie A from the grip of Juventus who have won the league in the last seven years.
Inter Milan have signed Premier League players like Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, Victor Moses, Christian Eriksen and Ashley Young in the last ten months and Pogba could be the next footballer to swap England for San Siro. His transfer would be a big coup for Inter Milan, especially with his Juventus’ connection.
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The French international left the Red Devils for Juventus as a teenager some eight years ago and was part of the first four league title wins in the current title win sequence before making a world-record return to Manchester United in 2016. Pogba is on course to leave Old Trafford again with his present contract gradually running to its end.
Paul Pogba has two years to run on that contract and a new deal is reportedly not of interest to the player. Real Madrid and Juventus are frontrunners to sign him dating back to last summer and Inter Milan are newcomers to the field.
The player will certainly be sold for a good transfer fee in addition to his astronomical weekly wages and Inter Milan might need to stretch themselves financially to pull this off in addition to the threat posed by the other big clubs interested in him.
Transfer Ratings for Paul Pogba to Inter Milan: 2/10.
Chelsea Latest Deal For Matias Vecino Revealed
Chelsea are reportedly closing in on a move for Inter Milan midfielder Mattias Vecino ahead of this summer’s transfer window.
According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are on the verge of making the Uruguayan international player their second signing of this summer.
Chelsea have already signed one player after the £38m agreement for Ajax Amsterdam star Hakim Ziyech.
The Moroccan international will join the Blues this summer after the two clubs reached an agreement for his transfer.
Hakim Ziyech has been the star of the Ajax Amsterdam squad over the last two seasons and he’ll be playing his club football at Stamford Bridge next season.
The Moroccan attacker can play in each of the four front attacking positions effectively and efficiently.
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Hakim Ziyech helped Ajax Amsterdam to a double last season. Ajax ended the last campaign with the Dutch Eredivisie title and the Dutch Cup.
Chelsea were not able to sign players in the last two transfer windows, but they could end up with two new players before the transfer window reopens. The Blues could wrap up a deal with Inter Milan for Mattias Vecino in addition to the Hakim Ziyech’s transfer.
Mattias Vecino has a release clause of £23m in his Inter Milan contract at the moment and Chelsea are willing to pay that amount to secure his transfer.
The Uruguayan midfielder was seriously linked with Manchester United last month but the Red Devils opted to sign Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon in Portugal.
Manchester United signed Bruno Fernandes in a £44m deal that could rise to £68m.
Bruno Fernandes made his debut for the Red Devils during the penultimate league game at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Wolves game ended in a goalless draw and Bruno Fernandes played the entire duration of the game. He was also prominent in the last league game, a 2-0 away victory over Chelsea on Monday night.
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Sunday, January 26
Chelsea will be offered Krzysztof Piatek, should they sell Olivier Giroud.
The north London giants have been given the chance to buy Krzysztof Piatek ahead of Tottenham Hotspurs, after his agent offered the AC Milan striker to the Blues.
The can only complete the signing of Krzysztof Piatek when they sell Olivier Giroud to Inter Milan.
Saturday, January 25
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is closing in on a transfer to Inter Milan in the Italian Serie A after the Nerazzurri finally agreed on a transfer fee for him to make the move before the winter window closes next week.
Inter Milan have been in negotiations with Premier League giants Chelsea over Giroud who’s keen to leave Stamford Bridge for more first-team opportunities so as to boost his chances of retaining his place in the starting XI for France.
According to respected Italian journalist Nicolo Schira, Inter Milan have made a breakthrough in their negotiations with Chelsea after several weeks and that they have agreed a fee of €5m plus €1.5m for Giroud.
The Frenchman would be expected to travel to Milan to complete the transfer to the San Siro where he would link up with former Arsenal teammates Alexis Sanchez.
Giroud and Sanchez played together at Arsenal for over three years before they signed for Chelsea and Manchester United respectively in the 2018 January winter transfer market.
Alexis Sanchez is at Inter Milan on a season-long loan deal from Manchester United until this summer.
For Olivier Giroud, he has already agreed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Inter Milan worth €10m until 2022.
Inter Milan Set Medical Date For Man Utd, Real Madrid Target
According to FCInter News, Inter Milan have already set a medical date for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen as they close in on the signing of the player also linked to both Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Christian Eriksen waited for a transfer to Real Madrid last summer but it didn’t come through until that transfer window ended. He snubbed a move to Manchester United while waiting on Real Madrid at the start of this season.
Inter Milan have already made a bid for the 28-year-old Danish international playmaker which is nearer to the €20m (£17m) valuation from North London club Tottenham Hotspur and are confident that the player will have his medical by Thursday.
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It was revealed that Inter Milan are keen for the player to wrap up the move before weekend just in time for the upcoming league clash at home to Cagliari.
Inter Milan have already dropped behind in the title race after two successive draws and three points is almost non-negotiable if they want to end the reign of Juventus in Italian football.
Juventus have won the last eight league titles and they are on course for another title after opening a four-point lead over Inter Milan though Lazio have a game in hand and a win from the game would see them move within three points of the Old Lady.
Victor Moses Set For Inter Milan Medical
Chelsea player Victor Moses is closing in on a move to Inter Milan whose manager Antonio Conte is eager to reunite with the former Super Eagles of Nigeria star.
Victor Moses is set for a medical at the San Siro club though Italian publication Corriere dello Sport stated that Inter Milan will have to convince Turkish giants Fenerbahce to cut short the player’s loan deal at the club.
The Chelsea loanee has been at Fenerbahce since last year January having joined them on an 18-month loan deal with the option of a permanent transfer afterward.
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Victor Moses has six months left to run on that loan deal though he has not been a regular for the Turkish team this season due to injury problems.
Chelsea are his parent club and they don’t have any problem sanctioning a loan move to Inter Milan on the condition that the Italians will pay £10m for his transfer in the summer after his short-term loan deal has ended.
Victor Moses played his best football for Chelsea under Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte and they could link up again at the San Siro.
They won the 2016/17 Premier League title together with Victor Moses as a right wing-back.
Inter Milan To Sign Victor Moses On One Condition
Chelsea player Victor Moses is on loan at Turkish Super League giants Fenerbahce at the moment but that has not stopped him from being touted as a possible transfer addition to the Inter Milan squad.
Victor Moses worked with Antonio Conte at Chelsea and the two parties could link up at Inter Milan.
According to popular Italian media outlet Corriere dello Sport, Inter Milan will only sign Victor Moses if the retired Super Eagles of Nigeria player is ready to play immediately.
Inter Milan are still on the search for a fullback after the move for AS Roma defender Leonardo Spinazzola fell through.
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AS Roma fullback Spinazzola was initially expected to join Inter Milan in a swap deal that will see Matteo Politano move from the San Siro to the Italian capital club until the move broke down.
Victor Moses has struggled for fitness this season and that has restricted him to just seven appearances this season in the colours of Fenerbahce whom he joined one year ago on an 18-month loan deal until this summer.
He has struggled with a thigh problem this season.
Fenerbahce want to send him back to Chelsea to save some money and that could Inter Milan the avenue to sign him on loan till this summer with the option of a permanent transfer.
Mikel Arteta Wants Hakan Calhanoglu At Arsenal
The Daily Mirror, via one of its publications, disclosed that new Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants to bring Hakan Calhanoglu from sleeping Italian Serie A giants AC Milan.
Hakan Calhanoglu is a Turkish international rated at around €18m and a loan move to Arsenal could be a possibility for him with the Rossoneri open to the idea of the player leaving the club this winter window.
Hakan Calhanoglu might not be willing to leave first-team duties at AC Milan to move to Arsenal where he won’t be a guaranteed starter due to the presence of Mesut Ozil.
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The German has been the first choice attacking midfielder since Arteta took over last month and his form has been on the up since the Spaniard was appointed into the role.
Hakan Calhanoglu signed for AC Milan from Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga and has scored 14 goals plus 24 assists in over a century of games for the Italians.
The 25-year-old has played 109 games for AC Milan.
In 18 games in all competitions this season, the Turkish playmaker has two goals and one assist.
His strikes came against struggling teams like Leece and Brescia in the lower end of the Italian top-flight table.