Champions League finalists 'following' Man Utd outcast who could leave for free in the summer

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The Serie A side are in the market for cut-price reinforcements.

Anthony Martial is one of two Premier League strikers being eyed by Serie A outfit Inter Milan, according to reports in Italy.

Martial is out of contract at Manchester United in the summer and the club opted against activating a 12-month extension at a time when they did for three others - Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof and Hannibal Mejbri.

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Erik ten Hag confirmed talks were ongoing with the striker and his French compatriot, Raphael Varane, but the decision not to trigger an extension suggests they will only keep either if they can negotiate reduced terms.

Martial is expected to stay at United until at least the end of this season amid reported interest and Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport (via FCInterNews) has cited Inter as a potential destination for the 28-year-old.

Simone Inzaghi is eager to add more attacking threat to his squad ahead of a Serie A title challenge in the second-half of the season. But the purse strings are tight at San Siro - as they are everywhere else in Italy - and low-cost options are being explored.

The report also names Chelsea's Armando Broja as an option but any move this month will depend on Inter's ability to offload Alexis Sanchez. The 35-year-old is under contract until 2024 but is thought to have turned down offers from the Saudi Pro League.

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Should United and Martial fail to find an agreement over any kind of extension, then time will be called on the striker's nine-year spell at Old Trafford. Ten Hag is expected to strengthen upfront in the summer and any new arrival will push the former Monaco man further down the pecking order.

Martial has scored 90 goals in 317 appearances for the Reds but seen his time in Manchester blighted by fitness issues. He has not completed 90 minutes in a Premier League match since 2021 and has not featured at all since the 3-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth in December.

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