Man United are preparing an offer of €52 million to Inter Milan to try and complete a deal for goalkeeper Andre Onana.

This according to Sky Sport Italia transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio, who reported live on air yesterday evening via FCInterNews that the Red Devils are ready to bump up their offer for the 27-year-old after the Nerazzurri rejected their first bid.

So far, Manchester United have only put forward an offer of €40 million plus add-ons for Onana.

According to Di Marzio, the Red Devils conveyed this to Inter verbally. They sounded out the Nerazzurri’s intentions in negotiations with this initial bid.

In return, Inter made it perfectly clear to United that a substantial increase would be necessary to make a deal.

Di Marzio confirms that Inter are holding out for a fee of around €60 million. They have other business to do, and a low-ball offer from the Red Devils would not necessarily be enough to fund the signings they want to make.

Di Marzio: Man United Ready To Go To €52M In Offer To Inter Milan For Onana

United have received Inter’s message loud and clear.

The Premier League giants are not going to dally and continue to make offers that are far short of Inter’s asking price for Onana.

Rather, they’re ready to make a much more serious offer for the former Ajax keeper.

According to Di Marzio, United’s offer is to put forward a total offer worth €52 million. This would include add-ons.

That would still be short of the Nerazzurri’s €60 million asking price. However, it would be a significant improvement upon the initial bid.

Then, it would be up to Inter.

The Nerazzurri, like United, will be in something of a hurry. If they’re going to sell Onana they want to rip the band-aid off and sell the Cameroonian soon.

The question will be whether Inter will accept United’s next offer at €52 million, or wait for it to creep up higher.