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Simone Inzaghi on Manchester United radar as enquiries made over Italian manager

Inter Milan manager Simone Inzaghi is on the radar of Manchester United ahead of the summer, according to Italian outlet Tuttosport.

The Red Devils could part ways with manager Erik ten Hag given their struggles under him this term, and they have started making inquiries about his Inter counterpart.

The 47-year-old led his club to the final of the Champions League last term, where they lost to Manchester City, and their resolute performance prompted Pep Guardiola to tell Inzaghi that he must realise he has the second-best team in Europe.

Inter are Serie A leaders after 25 games, with nine points between them and second-placed Juventus who have played one more game.

Their manager has around 16 months left on his current contract, which should make it easy for Man United to land him should they attempt to go after his services in the summer.

Inzaghi currently earns €5.5 million annually plus bonuses at Inter, and the Red Devils could be willing to double it to lure him to Old Trafford if they decide to part ways with Ten Hag.

Failure to qualify for the Champions League next term could deliver a massive blow to the Dutchman’s chances of retaining his job, but nothing has been determined by Sir Jim Ratcliffe right now.

The Man United co-owner wants to get the club challenging and winning major trophies again, and it remains to be seen if he believes that Ten Hag is the man for the new project he wants to oversee at the Theatre of Dreams.

Inzaghi has won three Italian Cups and five Italian Super Cups across his spells managing Lazio and Inter, and his first Serie A title appears to be on the cards.

He has proven himself at one of the biggest clubs in the world and should not have any issues hitting the ground running if a move to Man United works out.

However, nothing is guaranteed right now and Ratcliffe could opt to retain Ten Hag’s services beyond this season.