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Report: Inter ready to sell Croatian star to Man United

Manchester United are tracking Inter midfield starlet Mateo Kovacic and there are whispers that the Nerazzurri are ready to do business.

Mateo Kovacic is widely seen as a star of the future and the 19-year-old seems to be on Manchester United's shopping list if they can convince Inter to let him go.

United tracked Croatian international Kovacic back in 2011 before he left Dinamo Zagreb for San Siro but decided against paying the required £10m.

Kovacic's major selling point is his exceptional versatility as he is able to play as either and attacking or defensive midfielder.

Now it seems that United could be willing to take a financial gamble on Kovacic and there are reports that the Premier League side have made an approach.

According to Sportmediaset, the new Inter regime under Erick Thohir 'won't keep any players prisoner' and is willing to negotiate a deal.

Thohir replaced the long-serving Massimo Moratti earlier in the season and is expected to make sweeping changes in January.

Manchester United were tipped with a swoop for highly-rated Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic.

But Pjanic signed a contract extension with the Giallorossi and emphatically denied wanting a move.

Kovacic could provide cover or even challenge Tom Cleverley for a starting place in David Moyes' side.

Inter paid around £10m for Kovacic when they signed him in 2011 and his value must have risen since then, so United may need to part with at least £15m if they are to get their man.

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