As Inter directors note Ezequiel Lavezzi “would make a mistake” not joining them, Manchester United enter the fray for the Napoli hitman.
Lavezzi is one of the hottest properties on the transfer market this summer, wanted by Manchester City, Anzhi and Paris Saint-Germain.
According to the latest reports from Talksport, Manchester United are also joining the race to sign Pocho, who has a €32m buy-out clause in his contract.
Inter were the favourites, but appear to have been overtaken by Paris Saint-Germain in recent weeks.
“Lavezzi is a great player, but if I speak highly of him then his price-tag will rise further,” joked Inter director Marco Tronchetti Provera.
“If he wants to come to Inter then we’d be happy to welcome him, but if he doesn’t want to join us then that is his mistake and he’s free to make it.”