Man Utd midfielder on the out as agent sounds out Serie A heavyweights

Date published: Monday 24th February 2020 7:50 - Steve Pearson

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The agent of a Man Utd midfielder has offered his client to powerhouse Italian trio Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus as speculation continues to grow surrounding his long-term future at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils were one of the busier clubs over the previous two windows, with Utd chief Ed Woodward and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer overseeing a slew of ins and outs at the club.

The club’s overarching policy was to go younger with a view to developing players with big upsides, rather than the tried and tested big name superstars for far larger fees.

That directive saw the departure of club veteran Ashley Young to Inter Milan in the winter window, which could set the precedent for fellow Man Utd stalwart Nemanja Matic to depart in the summer.

The Serbian’s contract at Old Trafford is due to expire at the conclusion of the season, and despite improved performances over recent months, no new deal has materialised, despite his desire to remain in Manchester.

Now, according to Italian publication CalcioMercato (via Goal), the 31-year-old’s agent has offered Matic to the two Milan clubs as well as Juventus.

A switch to AC Milan could prove difficult to pull off, however, with the report noting the club are ‘reportedly unwilling to meet his financial demands.’

Inter and Juventus are touted as likelier destinations, with Inter especially enjoying recent success after signing a host of Premier League stars under Antonio Conte (Romelu Lukaku, Ashley Young, Victor Moses, Christian Eriksen).

Meanwhile, an Italian outlet has revealed the inside track on Alexis Sanchez’s future, and has referenced manager Solskjaer’s ‘lies’.

 

The former Arsenal and Barcelona man has only featured in 493 minutes of competitive football for the club so far his season, netting just one goal for the Serie A side.

Sanchez arrived on a season-long loan last summer in a deal that does not include an option to make the move a permanent one , and at the moment that suits Inter down to the ground.

A foot injury and inconsistent performances though have apparently left Antonio Conte cold, despite Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta saying in November that Sanchez was “a quality player”.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that Sanchez would return to the club in the summer – a claim the source say is a “lie”.

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