Man Utd strike target offers update on chances of softening Rashford blow

Date published: Monday 20th January 2020 9:41

Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez has insisted that he is not listening to speculation linking him with the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City.

United have been on the hunt for extra firepower for some time, with the Red Devils eventually missing out on Erling Braut Haaland, who announced himself at Borussia Dortmund with a hat-trick on debut.

An injury to Anthony Martial earlier in the season hampered United’s options and the club have now learned that Marcus Rashford will be out until after the international break in March with a stress fracture in his back.

Solskjaer confirmed in his post-match interview after the 2-0 defeat at Liverpool that he could step up his search for a striker in the transfer window.

Martinez is said to be one target on the club’s radar; the Argentinian has scored 15 goals in 25 appearances in all competitions while forming a deadly partnership with Romelu Lukaku.

However, Martinez has said that he is not interested in entertaining the speculation over his future.

“Today, I’m an Inter player and I’m happy here,” the 22-year-old told TyC Sports.

“The fact that they speak well of me means that I’m doing something right and the intention is to continue on this path.

“I’m calm, happy and at ease with Inter.”

 

 

Martinez joined Inter in July 2018 and has scored 24 goals in 60 outings for the club. His contract at San Siro expires in 2023.

Elsewhere, United’s bid to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes is reportedly set to drag on after more disagreements between the two clubs.

United and Sporting are said to have been way apart in their valuation of the 25-year-old and the latest reports have suggested that the players offered as part of the deal are now causing a problem.

Portuguese newspaper A Bola claims that Marcos Rojo, Joel Pereira and Andreas Pereira were all offered to Sporting but have either rejected a move to Portugal, or United have rejected the proposal being offered to the trio.

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