Premier League outfit Manchester United have offered up Anthony Martial in a cash-plus-player deal for a key member of Inter Milan’s frontline, according to reports.
The player in question? Lautaro Martinez.
Argentine hitman Martinez is currently in the midst of another fine campaign to date, having racked up 21 goals and three assists across all competitions, amid Inter’s ongoing efforts to secure a 2nd successive Serie A title.
And such endeavours, it would seem, have piqued the attentions of those in a position of power on the red half of Manchester.
As per a number of reports, including one by way of Nerazzurri journalist Marco Barzaghi, Man United have gone as far as to table an opening offer to bring Martinez to Old Trafford this summer.
The proposal in question is understood to consist of a cash offering in the region of £42 million, as well as the signature of Anthony Martial.
French international Martial is of course in the thick of a 6-month loan stint with Sevilla at present, but widely expected to return to base in Manchester upon the conclusion of the campaign.
His arrival could prove short lived, though, amid suggestions that Inter are open to the idea of parting with Martinez, albeit with the South American himself, significantly, keen to link up with a club plying their trade in the Champions League.
🗞 Among others, Lautaro Martínez has fuelled interest from #mufc, who have offered a part-swap deal with Anthony Martial. He wants to join a club in the Champions League and Inter, who are strapped for cash, have signalled their intention to sell him for £60-70m. [@garyjacob]
— UtdDistrict 🇺🇦 (@UtdDistrict) May 2, 2022
The latest word on United’s plans for the summer transfer window of course comes with the Red Devils primed to return to action in just a couple of hours’ time.
Ralf Rangnick’s troops are set to round out the latest Premier League gameweek when they welcome Thomas Frank’s Brentford to Old Trafford.
The evening’s hosts will head into the clash desperate for a return to winning ways, on the back of just a solitary point secured from a trio of outings versus Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea over the course of the last couple of weeks.
This article was edited by Ben Browning.