According to Turin based newspaper La Stampa, Inter Milan could be willing to sell one of their prized assets Mateo Kovacic to Manchester United, should they land Red Devil’s striker Javier Hernandez as a part of the deal.
The Mexican forward has played a peripheral role at Manchester United under David Moyes this season and has been linked with a move to Arsenal.
The 19-year-old Kovacic was linked with a move to Manchester United back in 2011, when he was still playing for Dinamo Zagreb and it was reported that Old Trafford hierarchy was reluctant to sanction the £10 million bid required securing his services.
Manchester United need to invest in the winter transfer window and focus will be on to improve the central midfield department. United signed Fellaini in the summer transfer window, but Moyes probably feels that the Belgian is not the solution to United’s midfield problems. The Croatian Kovacic is a highly talented midfielder, who can play both as an attacking and as defensive midfield role and certainly has the tactical maturity to excel at the highest level.
The report doesn’t say clearly whether Inter Milan is looking for a direct swap deal or cash plus player transfer, but it would suit both parties, should the deal go through. Hernandez has only made 4 league start this season and time has come where he needs to play regular football, which at the moment United cannot guarantee him.