Inter Milan, AC Milan, Napoli and Aston Villa are all eyeing up a cut-price transfer for Borussia Dortmund’s Thomas Meunier.
This according to German news outlet Bild, via FCInterNews, who report that the Premier League side lead the three Italian teams in the race to sign the out-of-favour fullback, who can leave Dortmund for a fee of just €3 million.
Former Paris Saint-Germain fullback Meunier has fallen well out of favour at Dortmund.
Last season he made a total of sixteen appearances for the Schwarzgelben. However, the majority of those came during the first half of the campaign.
Meunier had even made two appearances for the Bundesliga team’s reserve side.
The Belgian international played next to no part in Dortmund’s title charge, which lasted until the final day of the season but ended in heartbreak as a 2-2 draw against Mainz saw them lose out on the German championship to Bayern Munich.
Inter, Milan & Napoli Interested In Thomas Meunier But Aston Villa Lead The Way
Meunier’s contract with Dortmund runs out at the end of next June. However, the Germans would have little intend of keeping him for another season.
Given the 31-year-old’s situation, he can leave Signal Iduna Park for a cut-price fee. According to Bild, the Schwarzgelben want just €3 million for Meunier.
This has led to the Belgian coming onto the radars of a number of Serie A’s heavy-hitters.
Inter, always interested in a free transfer opportunity under the director of CEO Beppe Marotta, have reportedly taken an interest in Meunier’s situation according to Bild.
Moreover, the German outlet also report that the Nerazzurri’s Italian rivals the Rossoneri and the Partenopei are also thinking about a move.
However, at the moment none of the Italian teams are favourites to sign Meunier.
Rather, Aston Villa are. The Premier League side could reunited the Belgian with his former coach from his PSG days, Unai Emery.
According to Bild, Villa would be ready to offer Meunier wages close to the €8.5 million net per season he earns at Dortmund.