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Transfer Rumors: Manchester United Set To Battle Barcelona For Lautaro Martinez

Credit: AP Photo

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Given the current crisis of Manchester United, it’s not a shock if we see all kinds of rumors regarding the Red Devils, who are linked with a lot of names in recent times. They need to make some additions to see if things can change, especially in the attack, with the team already identifying potential new signings.

Following a strong start to the season, Internazionale striker Lautaro Martinez has been turning a lot of heads to him, including the Spanish giants Barcelona and now Manchester, who might be lining up a move for the Argentinian.

The 22-year-old has scored six goals in 11 appearances for Inter across all competitions, helping the team rank second in Serie A while also picking up valuable points in the Champions League. Martinez is one of the best strikers in Europe right now, which has prompted several top clubs to set their sights on him ahead of the January transfer window.

According to FC Inter News, United are among those monitoring Martinez, who has a €111 million release clause in his current contract at the Giuseppe Meazza.

This guy could solve Manchester's biggest problem at this moment, their lack of scoring. Marcus Rashford isn’t having the best moment at Old Trafford while Anthony Martial has struggled with injuries. United sent Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to Inter this past summer, something that has affected the club.

Nevertheless, they will have big competition for this signing as Barcelona are also interested in the former Racing Club player, with Inter prepared to increase his buy-out clause to €180 million to try to fend off interest from other teams, as per FC Inter News.

He still has four years on his contract with the Italian giants, so whoever decides to go for his signature needs to place a huge offer to take the player.