Since Manchester United are yet to trigger the one year extension in his current deal, Antonio Valencia could technically be speaking to clubs regarding a free transfer at the end of the season.

Over the weekend, a story emerged in Italy claiming the Ecuador international had been offered to Inter, and the reports covering the Serie A side’s response have been very mixed.

One claimed Luciano Spalletti’s side were ‘evaluating’ a move for the right-back, yet Gazzetta dello Sport’s version on Tuesday is quite different.

According to the Italian newspaper, while there is confirmation of the 33-year-old being offered, their answer has basically been a ‘no’, much like it was to Arjen Robben.

Gazzetta state the Manchester United defender isn’t a ‘hot name’ in Inter’s plans, suggesting they’d much rather look elsewhere to bolster their backline going forward.

Not the news Manchester United fans, who have been turning on the former Wigan man, will be wanting to hear.