Man United in race to sign Nicolo Barella. According to reports, Manchester United is getting ready to compete for the services of Inter Milan midfielder.
Gazzetta dello Sport claims that the Red Devils and the Italy international had spoken on the phone about a potential transfer. According to reports, the 26-year-old sees Old Trafford as the ideal location.
This past season, Barella was crucial for Inter, appearing 52 times across all competitions, with nine goals and ten assists. He has so far received 44 caps and is an important player for Roberto Mancini’s Italian national team.
As long as he signs another three years of his contract, the Nerazzurri are not under any obligation to sell. According to the Coppa Italia champions, he is worth €80 million.
This follows rumors that Scott and Fred McTominay will be sold by Manchester United. This summer, Erik ten Hag appears eager to make adjustments to his midfield.
The Red Devils’ top-four rivals from the previous season, Newcastle United, might challenge them in their pursuit of Barella. The Magpies were reportedly close to signing him, but those rumors have since been downplayed by several media publications.
David Ornstein of The Athletic reports that they are close to signing Sandro Tonali, an AC Milan midfielder. As a result, Eddie Howe’s team might have chosen to resort to Barella’s countryman.
This summer, Manchester United failed to make a signing due to ownership instability. Barella, however, might be someone to keep an eye on as Ten Hag attempts to strengthen his midfield this summer. The Inter midfielder has won the Italian Super Cup, Coppa Italia, and the Serie A three times each. Additionally, in 2021, the midfielder helped Italy win the European Championships.
Victor Osimhen, who is wanted by Manchester United, has a high asking price from Napoli:
This summer, Ten Hag is also looking to add a proven goalscorer, and Victor Osimhen of Napoli has been mentioned as a potential candidate. Last season, the Nigerian forward made 39 appearances across competitions and scored 31 goals.
However, according to Le Parisien, Manchester United would need to spend €180 million to chase the 24-year-old. PSG, Chelsea, and Bayern Munich are also after Osimhen.
Napoli is renowned for being a difficult negotiator. There are still two years left on the Nigerian’s contract, so it’s unlikely that they will lower their estimate.
Last year, Marcus Rashford was the primary source of goals for the Red Devils. In 56 games, the English forward scored 30 goals. However, Ten Hag will need to look for a center-forward this summer as he performs best from the left side.
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