Inter Milan are planning contract talks over full-back Federico Dimarco after he was linked to Manchester United.
The Independent reported in June that Federico Dimarco had emerged as a target for both Manchester United and Real Madrid.
Dimarco remained at Inter Milan in the summer, and CEO Beppe Marotta is eyeing a contract extension for the Italy international.
He told Sportmediaset: “The renewal of Dimarco? An extension is necessary when the players concretely demonstrate a sense of belonging. It is right to implement this desire and therefore we will get around a table as soon as possible.”
Why Dimarco to Manchester United did not happen
Manchester United sign one Inter Milan player in summer 2023, striking a deal for goalkeeper Andre Onana.
United’s priorities simply lay elsewhere, with money committed towards a goalkeeper, midfielder, and striker.
Financial Fair Play regulations meant that even if United wanted to push for Dimarco, they were unable to make an offer to Inter, illustrated by the difficulty having to cobble together a late loan deal for midfielder Sofyan Amrabat.
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The plan behind a move for Dimarco would have seen Luke Shaw move to centre-back, to replace Harry Maguire. However, Maguire was not sold.
Injuries did not change United stance
Manchester United did end up having to push for a left-back due to injuries to Shaw and Tyrell Malacia.
However, funds were only available for a loan move, and Inter would have wanted a substantial fee for Dimarco, so his name was never really in the at this point.
Inter are clearly still worried about a raid for Dimarco, and are looking for an extension, in case United or Real come calling in 2024.