Manchester United Suffer Double Blow As Top Transfer Targets Look Set To Stay Put
Jose Mourinho’s transfer disappointment looks set to continue in January as two of his more ambitious transfer targets look set to agree new and improved deals at their current club according to Tuttosport.
The two players in question are Inter Milan duo, Milan Skriniar and Mauro Icardi. Skriniar at 23 is already looking like one of the top centre-backs in Europe and with interest rising in the Slovakian defender, Inter are keen to improve his wages and keep him tied down to the club. His current deal already runs until 2022 meaning United would have to pay a significant fee to capture his service, but with Mourinho desperate for defensive reinforcements and United willing to spend big bucks in January, money could be no object.
From Inter’s point of view they want to make sure a key pillar of their team is satisfied and unlikely to want to join any other club in Europe. He has established himself over the past few months as a leading figure in the Inter side and they do not want to lose him to any other club.
As one of the top forwards in Europe, Mauro Icardi already has the attention of every top club around Europe. The Argentine’s recent goalscoring form is simply outrageous and he is almost averaging a goal a game at his current strike rate.
As Inter captain, he is also their highest paid and most important player and Inter are wary they could lose him if a ridiculous offer comes in. His contract runs until 2021 but the club, like with Skriniar, would like to boost his wages to keep him happy and secure his position at the club.
According to Tuttosport, offers have been refused for the players and although nothing has been officially confirmed yet, the contract extensions should be done in January. Manchester United and every other top club look like they will have to look elsewhere.