Serie A side Inter Milan have submitted a £9m bid for Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic, according to Duncan Castles.
Inter Milan have mostly been on the English news for the appointment of head coach Antonio Conte and their links with Romelu Lukaku, in the past couple of months.
The Serie A side are looking to re-build themselves, but with much less financial backing as compared to us, and apparently, that has given them a right to low-ball bid for our players.
Manchester United, meanwhile, are in the need of a couple of Central Midfielders. Losing Nemanja Matic at a paltry sum of £9m is not an option, but according to Duncan Castles, this is how the situation is at the moment:
“I can tell you that there’s been an offer from Internazionale for Nemanja Matic, which is quite an amusingly low offer of €10m [£9m] plus the Inter player Nainggolan – who is in his 30s – so quite an ambitious offer I think from Inter to see if they could get Matic out of the club that way,” he said.
“[AC] Milan are also interested in the player. I don’t believe they’ve made a formal offer to Manchester United at this stage, although Milan are possibly in a better position in that they’ve taken their Financial Fair Play punishment out of Europe and therefore can afford, from a Financial Fair Play perspective, to put a higher transfer fee down.
“As we’ve told you before, Inter have to be careful in terms of how much they spend on transfers in this particular summer to avoid future Financial Fair Play issues of their own.
“And Matic, while I’m told he will not push for that move, he will not go down the Paul Pogba route, which should come as no surprise to anyone that knows Nemanja Matic as an individual, he would be open to speaking to both of those clubs if a deal can be agreed with Manchester United in the sense that each of them would have to offer them at least the same financial terms as he is being paid at Manchester United.”
Nemanja Matic may not be one of the best players in the league, like he used to be a couple of years back. But, the Serbian still has the experience and skills to play a big part in Ole’s squad next season.
With Fellaini and Herrera gone, while Paul Pogba looking for a way out, it would be beyond ridiculous to listen to any offers for Nemanja Matic at the moment. Right?