Serie A: Inter Milan CEO confirms Manchester United is interested in Onana

Inter Milan CEO, Beppe Marotta has confirmed that Manchester United has approached the club to sign goalkeeper, Andre Onana.

David de Gea’s contract at Old Trafford has now expired, making the Spaniard a free agent, although the Red Devils will continue to hold talks with him over a potential new deal.

Inter Milan CEO confirms Manchester United is interested in Onana
Inter Milan goalkeeper, Andre Onana. Source: Getty

Onana has reportedly been identified by Man United head coach Erik ten Hag as his leading goalkeeping target this summer, with the Cameroonian previously playing under the Dutchman at Ajax.

Inter Milan CEO who spoke at the Gran Gala in Italy last night, said while Manchester United have expressed an interest in Andre Onana, he is yet to receive an offer.

Marotta said;

“Manchester United expressed a particular interest, but that needs to blossom into making a proposal over the next few days. Once that happens, both Inter and the player will make a careful evaluation.”

United will soon have to make a decision on a bid for Onana but also have the matter of De Gea’s future to resolve.

Inter Milan CEO confirms Manchester United is interested in Onana
Inter Milan CEO, Beppe Marotta. Source: Getty

De Gea had agreed to a contract extension which would have seen his wages drop almost half, down to £200,000 a week, but United later withdrew that offer and have attempted to convince the goalkeeper to accept an even-greater pay cut.

That latest proposal remains unsigned and De Gea is now set to become a free agent, with his United contract expiring on Friday evening.

Even if De Gea can be convinced to stay at Old Trafford, United could still pursue a move for Onana, with manager Erik ten Hag keep to find high-level competition in goal.

27-year-old Onana moved to San Siro from Ajax last July, and he impressed football lovers at Inter during the 2022-23 campaign, helping them to reach the Champions League final, in addition to lifting the Italian Super Cup and Coppa Italia title.

Onana featured on 41 occasions for his Italian side during the recent season, keeping 19 clean sheets in the process.