Manchester United are in search of a forward and reports are heavily linking them with Austrian international, Marko Arnautovic.
As per a story covered by La Gazzetta Dello Sport today (news image provided below), the Red Devils are pushing to lure the former Stoke City star but Bologna are resisting.
The Italian news source claim the Old Trafford outfit have made an offer worth 8 million euros to the Serie A side.
Moreover, Man Utd are ready to agree a deal worth 3 million euros a year (£50,000-a-week) with the 33-year-old striker.
GdS state that Arnautovic is currently earning around 2.7 million euros a year i.e. the highest salary in the history of Bologna. So, the £50,000-a-week contract offer from United would have got the player thinking.
The Rossoblu are insisting that the veteran is not for sale but things could change.
Last season, the 102-capped international featured in 35 games in all competitions for the Italian side and found the net 15 times.
Arnautovic is a proven Premier League player. He impressed for the Potters and also for West Ham United during his time in England but in all fairness, he has never been world-class.
The Austrian will turn 34 in April 2023 and Ten Hag does not need a short-term fix. The Dutch coach needs a young and quality striker to eventually replace Cristiano Ronaldo.