Man United and Chelsea have inquired about the availability of Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi for this summer.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews. The newspaper note that the Nerazzurri are keen to lock down their coach on a new contract.

At the moment, Inzaghi is under contract with Inter until the end of June 2025.

The 47-year-old signed his most recent deal last summer. This followed a longstanding policy by Inter CEO Beppe Marotta to update coaches’ deals annually in this manner.

But now, Tuttosport suggests, Inter may have to break with this policy.

The reason would be to ward off interest from some of Europe’s elite in snatching Inzaghi. Particularly from the Premier League.

Just ten or eleven months ago, Inzaghi’s place on the Inter bench had looked precarious. This was due to a bad run of form in Serie A.

But the club stuck with their coach.

And in the intervening period, Inzaghi guided Inter to the Champions League final. And now, the former Lazio coach has the Nerazzurri flying high at the top of the Serie A playing a dominant brand of football.

Man United & Chelsea Inquire About Simone Inzaghi

The job that Inzaghi has done has not gone unnoticed by big clubs in England.

Both of Manchester United and Chelsea could be on the lookout for a new coach in the coming months. The jobs of Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino respectively are far from secure.

And both have inquired about the availability of Inzaghi already, Tuttosport reports.

Moreover, the likes of Liverpool and Barcelona will definitely be searching for new coaches at the end of the summer.

The departures of Juergen Klopp and Xavi for next summer have already been confirmed.

Therefore, Tuttosport notes, Inter are already starting to go to work in contract extension negotiations with Inzaghi.

The newspaper report that the Nerazzurri are not likely to be able to secure the 47-year-old’s future with just another one-year extension.

Inzaghi and his representatives will expect a longer-term deal. Likely until the end of June 2027.

Then, there is the matter of wages.

Inzaghi currently earns 5.5 million net per season. That is far lower than what a coach of his stature could earn in the Premier League, closer to 8-9 million net per season.

Therefore, Inter will certainly have to make an offer that reflects Inzaghi’s work. As well as the growing interest in appointing him from some of Europe’s biggest clubs.