Marcelo Brozović was an integral part of Inter Milan’s title winning squad last season and his contract expires in less than 12 months.

The Nerazzurri are yet to secure his long-term future, which has seen draw attention from elsewhere, including Manchester United.

Friday’s edition of Gazzetta dello Sport looks at the midfielder’s situation, explaining the 28-year-old is demanding a salary, presumably net, of €6m per season.

Inter chairman Steven Zhang and the Nerazzurri must save money on signings and the same is applicable when it comes to renewing contracts of current players.

Brozović is represented by an agency called Epic Team and the newspaper states ‘great attention must be paid to foreign temptations’ that Epic will receive. 

That’s when the Red Devils are mentioned and it’s stated Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side ‘carefully evaluated’ his name.

However, Manchester United ‘decided to postpone’ the purchase of the player, without detailing the reason for the same.

Despite the Old Trafford club’s decision to delay signing Brozović, Gazzetta warns it’s ‘not certain that this risk is to be considered a narrow escape’, suggesting United could look at the midfielder again in the future.