Inter Milan have reportedly emerged as contenders to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba this summer.
Pogba’s future at Old Trafford remains unclear with Juventus and Real Madrid have been seen as potential suitors for the Frenchman.
And according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter have joining the race to sign the World Cup winner with manager Antonio Conte planning his latest raid on United.
The former Chelsea boss has already plucked Romelu Lukaku, Ashley Young and Alexis Sanchez (loan) since taking charge.
Pogba could join January signing Christian Eriksen in a dynamic Inter midfield with Chinese billionaires owners Suning Group set to back Conte further in the summer window.
Inter legend Giuseppe ‘Beppe’ Bergomi has urged his former club to sign the 27-year-old, who could help bring immediate success to the San Siro.
“If you have the money to sign him, you have to do it immediately,” Bergomi explained in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.
“It is true that in the last few seasons he has not been up to par, but he would return to a football he knows, he would have no problems with acclimatisation and could immediately make his mark.
“Beyond the technical qualities, with the physique he has, in Serie A he would still be dominant and there are few players around like him.
“Conte can bring out the best in him as he did in the past. It would be a big signing for Inter to try and win immediately.”
United remain in a strong financial position regardless of the coronavirus pandemic and will not be pressured into selling their star midfielder if the right price is not met.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to shape a squad capable of challenging domestically and his plans could include Pogba playing alongside Bruno Fernandes in midfield.
There are also no guarantees that Pogba would want to join Inter as it could be seen as a sideways step in his career.