Manchester United have increased their verbal offer for Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana, according to reputed journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
The Red Devils have identified Onana as their main goalkeeper target, and talks are currently ongoing with the Nerazzurri over the transfer fee.
Earlier this week, Di Marzio revealed that United were ready to offer €40m for the Cameroonian, and they have now raised the package to €45m.
However, the club are not close to an agreement as the Nerazzurri continue to ask for €60m to sell him.
United must sign Onana ahead of pre-season tour
The Red Devils are expected to announce the signing of Mason Mount from Chelsea today, but they need at least one more signing before the pre-season tour begins.
Onana is the main focus for United at the moment. Negotiations are underway with the Nerazzurri, but the Serie A outfit are reluctant to offer any discount on the fee.
The club have yet to make an official bid on the table, but they will need to raise their verbal proposal. An offer of around €50m plus €5m in add-ons could convince Inter.
Onana has established himself as one of the best ball-playing goalkeepers in world football. Last season, he completed 78 per cent of his passes with six long balls per game.
The 27-year-old has also impressed with his commanding nature inside the box alongside his ability to play as a sweeper-keeper. He would be a big upgrade on David de Gea.
De Gea’s contract expired at the end of last month, but talks are planned with him over a renewal. In our view, an extension seems unlikely as he would not want a back-up role.
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