Manchester United have reportedly joined Tottenham and Chelsea in the race to sign midfielder Matias Vecino from Inter.
It was suggested by multiple outlets in Italy that AC Milan were lining up a potential swap deal for Vecino involving Franck Kessie – a player admired by Antonio Conte.
But Tuttosport reported on Friday that the chances of a Vecino-Kessie exchange between Milan and Inter was complicated due to the differing valuations of the two players in the eyes of the respective clubs.
That would appear to leave the door open to clubs in England to make a move for the 28-year-old, and La Gazzetta dello Sport (as cited by SportWitness), claims that United are now in the race to land Vecino – having run into difficulties trying to secure some of their other top midfield targets.
Spurs and Chelsea were both listed as the main suitors for Vecino last week, with il Corriere dello Sport starting that the Nerazzurri would demand €20m for the player.
Sky Italia are also reports that United are weighing up a bid for Vecino, as cited by Football Italia, with Ole Gunnar Solskajer looking to strengthen his midfield ant attack due to injuries to Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford.
Meanwhile, United and Chelsea appear set to be left frustrated in any efforts they to sign midfielder Boubakary Soumare from Lille this month.
The highly-rated midfielder, who is valued at £40million has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League during the January transfer window.
The 20-year-old has, however, stated a desire to see out the 2019-20 campaign in Ligue 1.
Although Soumare has admitted that a deal could still happen in the summer, it would appear that both United and Chelsea will have to switch targets if they want to bolster their midfield engine rooms in January. Read more…