Inter Milan could go head-to-head with Serie A rivals Juventus in a bid to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba next summer.
The 25-year-old joined United from Juventus for a then world record £89.3m fee in 2016 but has been linked with a return to Turin due to his difficult relationship with Jose Mourinho.
However, Tuttosport claim that Inter are also interested in luring Pogba back to Italy, with Beppe Marotta expected to join the club as a director in the coming days.
Marotta was Juventus’ Ceo when they signed Pogba from United in 2012 and recently left his post with the Old Lady.
The report from Tuttosport also states that Inter are willing to offer Ivan Perisic – a long-term Mourinho transfer target – and highly-rated Slovakian defender Milan Skriniar as part of the deal to tempt United into selling their World Cup winner.
Perisic has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford in the past two summer transfer windows while Skriniar could help solve a problem position in central defence were he to join.
Following a barren few years after winning the treble under Mourinho in 2010, Inter have displayed renewed ambition of late, signing Radja Nainggolan, Lautaro Martinez and Sime Vrsaljko, amongst others during the summer.
They are backed by the Suning Holdings Group, a Chinese consortium. Inter were strongly linked with Real Madrid’s Luka Modric in the summer but the Croatian eventually stayed in the Spanish capital.
Interest in Pogba, though, suggests that they remain keen to add a world-class playmaker to their ranks. Despite spending heavily in the summer, Inter still trail Juventus by nine points in Serie A and are also behind Napoli, third place in the table although they are well-positioned to progress through their Champions League at Tottenham’s expense behind table toppers Barcelona.
Pogba has been criticised at points this season for inconsistent form, yet he has still managed three goals and three assists from 11 Premier League matches.