Inter set price for Man Utd target Denzel Dumfries as Villa join transfer race | Football

Manchester United and Aston Villa are interested in signing Denzel Dumfries (Picture: Getty)

Inter Milan have set their asking price for Denzel Dumfries ahead of the summer transfer window, with both Manchester United and Aston Villa weighing up moves for the right-back.

Dumfries is coming towards the end of his third season with Inter after arriving from PSV Eindhoven in 2021 and has helped the Nerazzurri win back-to-back Coppa Italia titles, three successive Supercoppa Italiana titles and this year’s Serie A.

But according to Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport, Dumfries is ‘heading towards the exit’ at the San Siro and the Premier League has emerged as the ‘most attractive’ option for the Netherlands international.

Manchester United’s interest dates back to January 2023 and Villa are said to have added the 28-year-old to their shopping list, with Unai Emery keen to strengthen his squad ahead of the 2024/25 campaign.

The report claims Inter have slapped a €30million (£26m) price tag on Dumfries and the Dutchman’s entourage are aware that United and Villa are circling.

Red Bull Salzburg full-back Amar Dedic, who is valued at around €20m (£17m), has been identified as a potential replacement for Dumfries in Simone Inzaghi’s squad.

Dumfries’ current deal expires in 2025, meaning Inter must decide whether to sell the wing-back this summer or risk losing him on a free transfer in 12 months time.

Denzel Dumfries celebrates winning the Serie A title

Dumfries won the Serie A title with Inter this season (Picture: Getty)

There have been no signs of an agreement being reached between Dumfries and Inter over a possible contract renewal, with the player said to be demanding a salary of €5million (£4.3m) to extend his stay.

Recent reports indicated that Dumfries ‘would like’ to push through a move to United to play under fellow countryman Erik ten Hag.

It’s believed Inter offered Dumfries to United in exchange for Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the January transfer window but this was this was rejected out of hand by the Old Trafford giants.

Quizzed on his future last month, Dumfries insisted talks over a possible extension with the newly crowned Serie A champions were ‘going well’ despite reports in Italy suggesting otherwise.

‘We haven’t been working on that yet. Because we’ve still been working to win the Scudetto. Now the European Championships are also approaching as well,’ he said.

‘You never know how things will go. But the talks have been going well.

‘The club is going through a particular moment, but I expect that the talks will resume soon.’

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