Man Utd cooled interest in signing of 16-goals forward

Manchester United unlikely to try to sign Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez during the summer transfer window as the Red Devils are not prepared to meet Italian giants £94m asking price for Argentine international.

The Red Devils are expected to be in the market for a new forward at the end of the 2019-20 season despite securing the services of Odion Ighalo on the deadline day of the winter transfer window.

Argentine international forward has been heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford, however, according to The Times, the 20-times English champions are not prepared to pay the players £94m release clause that has been instered in his contract while Italian giants also keen on to keep him at San Siro.

The 22-year-old forward has been in stunning form for Inter Milan during the 2019-20 season, finding the back of the net on 16 times in 27 games.

La Liga champions, Barcelona are believed to be the favourites to lure him away from San Siro as the Argentina international has been considered as a long-term replacement Luis Suarez replacement and his relationship with Lionel Messi with whom he play at Argentina national team could help him to get the deal done.

Martinez arrived at I Nerazzurri from Spanish club Racing back in the summer of 2018.