Inter Milan are hoping to lure Nemanja Matic, by sending Radja Nainggolan in the other way.
Inter Milan are hoping to sign Nemanja Matic, but they will be forced to sell their player in a swap deal. Radja Nainggolan, who moved from Roma last summer, has failed to reach the heights expected from him. The Belgian International’s stint at San Siro has not been smooth-sailing after facing action from the club for disciplinary issues.
Additional to the off-field issues, the midfielder has slowed down in recent months – providing an outgoing option for Antonio Conte. According to ESPN, the new Inter Milan manager wants to get reunited with his former midfielder Nemanja Matic in Italy.
Albeit, the Red Devils, who see him for the eventful next season, will cash in on for suitable amount. In order to make the deal happen, the Italian side are lining up a bid worth 10 million plus Radja Nainggolan in the other way.
After an impressive start under Jose Mourinho, the former Chelsea midfielder has struggled in the succeeding season. The 30-year-old has been in the receiving end for some months and United could sell him. Sean Longstaff is seen as an ideal replacement for the ageing defensive midfielder at Old Trafford.
It is also understood that Nemanja Matic has told the club to assess the interest from Inter Milan and talk about his future with the Norwegian in the coming days. The United squad are due to fly to Perth, Australia on Sunday for the first leg of their three-week tour, which involves games in China and Singapore.
Matic is expected to travel with the rest of the team to Perth, but his long term prospects now rest with Solskjaer. AC Milan is the other club interested in the midfielder.
Romelu Lukaku is the other player in talks with Inter Milan, but the Italian side are struggling to conclude an agreement with Manchester United.
Meanwhile, Andreas Pereira and Alex Tuanzebe signed new long-term contracts with the Red Devils.
Here’s how Twitter has reacted..
Inter Milan have offered Radja Nainggolan and £10m for Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matić. [ESPN] 🔵⚫️ pic.twitter.com/NfHj8XRUyu
— Transfer News (@PurelyFootball) July 5, 2019
— utdreport (@utdreport) July 5, 2019
— Footy News Media ⚽️ (@FootyNewsMedia) July 5, 2019
Latest reports are that Inter Milan have offered Radja Nainggolan plus £10 million for Nemanja Matic of @ManUtd
Does anyone have any opinions on this…
Is this transfer in the best interest of Manchester Untied? Does Nainggolan suit United?
Comment below👇 pic.twitter.com/7OkZLnMkex
— TheSideline (@TheSideline_UK) July 5, 2019
📰 Inter Milan and AC Milan are interested in signing Nemanja Matic.
💰 Inter have offered £10m + Radja Nainggolan according to ESPN.
— Reppin’ Utd👹 (@ReppinUnited) July 5, 2019
Nemanja Matic could leave the club, but the prospect of landing an ageing midfielder in Nainggolan would not excite Solskjaer.