Manchester United’s attempt to sign Matias Vecino on loan has been rejected by Inter Milan, according to Sky Italy.
It is claimed that the two sides couldn’t agree on the conditions of the deal which are pretty vague right now.
The report adds that Inter are in discussions over a possible exchange deal which could see Vecino sign for Napoli and Brazilian midfielder Allan move in the opposite direction as a swap.
We don’t know a great deal about Vecino apart from being 28-years-old and an established Uruguay international. He’s made 17 appearances so far this season, scoring two goals and providing one assist with Antonio Conte’s side on course to battle Juventus for the Serie A title.
However, he has found himself out of favour over the last three games and that has raised questions about his future in Milan. If Conte signs another midfielder this month it’s likely that he will fall further down the pecking order at the San Siro.
United obviously had scouts watch Vecino this season in order to feel he’d be a good acquisition for the remainder of the season. With injuries to Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay it would be disastrous if a new midfielder isn’t brought in.
Other clubs know United are desperate so we’re going to have to overspend now when there’s little to be boastful about on the pitch at the moment from a transfer pitch perspective.
Though, you’d like to think one of the conditions included United being able to make the deal permanent at the end of the season, especially with Inter willing to let the midfielder leave — if the Napoli links prove to be true.
Inter Milan when they hear United want to sign Matias Vecino on loan pic.twitter.com/wxABLf0Wrh
— Justin (@Justinn_22) January 23, 2020
Solskjaer needs midfield reinforcements this month and United have already been strongly linked with a move for Sporting Lisbon ace Bruno Fernandes, with the Daily Mail claiming two days ago that the two clubs are still haggling over a deal.
United are a mess at the moment and need more than a few signings if they are to finish in the top-four.
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