Inter Milan signed Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sánchez from Manchester United in the summer, in a double swoop for two players on a downer.
Even though the window has closed, reports coming out of Italy suggested the Nerazzurri are one of the Serie A clubs believed to be interested in another Old Trafford player, Nemanja Matić.
The Serbia international’s contract with the Red Devils runs out in 2020, but the Premier League side have an option to extend it by a year. On September 13th, Calciomercato reported the 20-time English champions are unlikely to take that option.
Three days later, the same outlet explained Matić doesn’t want to ‘prolong’ his stay at the club and went on to state he has been offered to Inter, AC Milan and Juventus.
Inter appointed Antonio Conte as their new manager in the summer and he managed the 31-year-old when the duo were at Chelsea. The player’s association with Conte was seen as one of the obstacles for AC Milan to sign Matić.
Calciomercato now claims Inter have responded after they were ‘proposed’ an opportunity to sign the Manchester United midfielder. It’s claimed they are ‘not convinced’ on Matić and he isn’t a priority target for Conte.
That should rule out a potential move to Inter for now, but at the same time, it can be viewed as an advantage for Milan.