Manchester United are reported as being in a strong position to beat other top clubs to the move of Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez due to the Italian giants’ interest in Paul Pogba.
One of the best midfielders in the world, the French international midfielder has been massively linked with an exit from Old Trafford, with big names like Juventus and Real Madrid interested. According to the Mirror, Los Blancos were willing to prepare a proposal which would see Toni Kroos sign the Red Devils as part of the agreement.
The Sun have meanwhile reported that Juventus would offer cash and Adrien Rabiot to United in a bid to secure Paul Pogba’s signature.
Now, the Mirror states that Inter Milan head coach Antonio Conte is eager to sign the Frenchman and that Manchester United are willing to let go of him, though they would want Lautaro Martinez in return. This report also claims that the Argentine international striker is currently valued at £80million.
Lautaro Martinez has been in fine form for the Nerazzurri this campaign, scoring 13 goals and providing three assists in 22 matches across all competitions.
The 22-year-old forward would undoubtedly be a massive addition to Manchester United’s squad and his presence could bolster Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s struggling attack. Though, it seems highly likely that Manchester United might also demand some cash from Inter Milan as part of a swap deal that would see Paul Pogba go to the San Siro.
The Mirror reports the likes of Barcelona have also been massively linked with Lautaro Martinez, but it looks like the Red Devils could use Paul Pogba to their advantage here and hopefully use him to land a top addition to an area of weakness in their squad.