Manchester United have submitted an opening offer worth up to €45 million for Inter Milan’s Andre Onana, according to The Athletic’s Laurie Whitwell and Mario Cortegana.
Inter would prefer a bid closer to €60 million for the goalkeeper, but there’s reportedly an expectation that the two clubs can compromise on a fee somewhere in the middle.
United’s approach comes amid continued uncertainty over David De Gea‘s future after his contract expired on June 30. A longer deal on a significantly smaller salary than his previous weekly wage of £375,000 was agreed until the club backed out, The Athletic’s Dan Sheldon and Guillermo Rai reported in June.
The Red Devils would still like to hold face-to-face contract discussions with De Gea, according to ESPN’s Rob Dawson.
If a deal is struck for Onana, the path should be clear for Nottingham Forest to sign Dean Henderson permanently, Whitwell and Cortegana report. The 26-year-old shot-stopper, who spent the 2022-23 campaign on loan at the City Ground, is unlikely to be a part of United’s preseason tour of the United States and is determined to play regular first-team football next season, according to Dawson.