According to Mirror, Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan have become the favorites to land the unsettled United star ahead of both Real Madrid and Juventus. The Premier League side have made it clear to Conte that they want Martinez before Pogba is allowed a move to Serie A.
The report claims that Pogba wants a move to San Siro in order to reunite with his former coach, recalling his time together at la Vecchia Signora.
United manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer, however, wants the Frenchman to stay at the Old Trafford but the majority of the club’s representatives have a mutual feeling that it is best if he leaves.
Though the World cup winner’s transfer is likely to be postponed to the summer transfer window, Inter are making their effort to finalize a deal this month itself.
The Premier League giants are believed to use this pressure from the Serie A side to their advantage by demanding a transfer for Argentine sensation, Lautaro Martinez.
The 22-year-old is highly demanded by clubs across Europe, especially by Barca. The Argentine ace is valued at £80 million (~$104 million) while the report claims that Utd insists Pogba’s worth being close to £150 million (~$200 million). It remains to be seen how the two clubs are planning to settle their individual desires.
If the two sides do manage to come to a mutually beneficial deal, it could prove to be a huge blow for Barca who are looking for a striker like Martinez to replace aging Luis Suarez.