Man Utd ‘Start Discussions’ Over Bayern Midfielder Corentin Tolisso – Inter Also Interested

Tolisso is available for €35m this summer
Tolisso is available for €35m this summer | Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Manchester United are interested in a potential deal for Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso this summer, with a French report suggesting the club have already started discussions with his representatives.

They aren’t alone in registering their interest for the Frenchman, however, with Inter also tempted by the player as they pursue midfield reinforcements of their own.

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Tolisso has tempted a number of clubs with a cut-price fee on his head | ANP Sport/Getty Images

Tolisso has struggled to make a significant impact at Bayern since moving from Lyon in 2017, and journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi of RMC Sport reports that the German giants are willing to let him go for an offer in the region of €35m.

The 25-year-old has stalled in recent months, only managing 24 appearances in all competitions this season after falling out of favour under new Bayern manager Hansi Flick.

United are likely to be one of the most active participants in a coronavirus-impacted transfer window this summer, and are in pursuit of Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho as their primary target. They are also pursuing the likes of Jack Grealish and Jude Bellingham, though are battling with Borussia Dortmund for the latter.

Tolisso, an attacking option who can also play box-to-box, seems an inevitable option given his availability.

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Tolisso and Pogba won the World Cup together in 2018 | FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/Getty Images

Inter, meanwhile, have been linked with a plethora of midfielders in recent months.

The likes of Mario Gotze, Sandro Tonali and previously Sergej Milinkovic-Savic have all been credited as possible targets, though Tonali apears the most likely as it stands. Inter have money to play with at the moment following the recent sale of Mauro Icardi to PSG for around €50m, while Lautaro Martinez is Barcelona’s main summer target.

A ruptured knee ligament has played its part in Tolisso’s misfortune at Bayern, which has affected his form since signing for €41.5m in 2017. Bayern’s willingness to accept a cut-price for the Frenchman seems to suggest that his future in Flick’s side is very much in doubt.

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