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.
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.
EPL Live: Olivier Giroud Transfer, All The Latest Updates
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.
Chelsea Star Agrees Contract Ahead Of January Transfer
Experienced Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has agreed on a contract with Italian Serie A leaders Inter Milan whom the Frenchman is expected to join before the winter transfer window ends at the end of this month.
It was disclosed that the Frenchman has agreed on a two-and-a-half-year deal with Inter Milan until the end of the 2021/22 season but Nerazzuri are yet to agree a transfer fee with Chelsea for Giroud.
Inter Milan and Chelsea are still continuing talks so as to agree on a transfer fee for Giroud who has just six months left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge.
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Olivier Giroud is the third choice striker at Chelsea and he has been reduced to just a handful of appearances since new manager Frank Lampard took the managerial job at Stamford Bridge.
He has scored 78 goals and added 38 assists in 225 appearances in the Premier League.
Giroud wants more playing time to prepare him for the upcoming 2020 European Championships as the first choice striker with the French national team.
He has scored 39 goals for France and the 33-year-old played an important role as his country won their second FIFA World Cup title in Russia in 2018.
Chelsea Could Make Approach To Sign This Loanee
Globo Esporte is a trusted Brazilian media portal and according to one of their publications, Inter Milan have confirmed the offer made by Chelsea who are in the January transfer market to sign a striker.
Backup striker options to Tammy Abraham have not been good enough and Frank Lampard plans to get rid of them to bring more quality competition for his topscorer.
Tammy Abraham is a Nigerian-born England national team player and he has 14 goals in all competitions for his boyhood club Chelsea.
The next scorer to Tammy Abraham is Christian Pulisic who has six goals only.
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Backup options Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi have not stepped up to the challenge though it must be said that opportunities are few and far between for them due to the quality of the performance from Tammy Abraham who has 12 league goals.
Giroud and Batshuayi are expected to leave Chelsea this month to pave the way for the addition of a new striker to provide stiff competition for Tammy Abraham.
Inter Milan loanee Gabigol also referred to as Gabriel Barbosa could be that striker after the Brazilian resurrected his career at Flamengo whom he joined on loan last year.
He is on the radar of Chelsea as revealed by Football London.