Man Utd ready to compete with Inter for top class Belgian international

Reports coming from Italy indicates that Inter Milan have emerged as strong favourites to sign Napoli attacker Dries Mertens. The Belgian is negotiating a new contract with Napoli, but has yet to reach an agreement with the team. This situation has prompted United to be hopeful of getting the player.

Mourinho is a keen admirer of Mertens and tried to sign him when he was manager of Chelsea. He is said to have reignited his interest in the player after his contract situation became public.

Although Inter Milan have new owners who are ready to splash the cash, United are ready to pay more than the Suning group would offer Mertens.

Mertens hopes to remain in Italy, but if his contract demands are not met, he would likely move to England where he has been hearing sweet stories from his international team mates.

Lukaku who may be on the move this summer too, is said to have been trying to convince Mertens to make a switch to England.

If Mertens joins United, he may be team mates with Lukaku, as the player is also interesting Man Utd.

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