Although United had previously made one offer to the Italian heavyweights worth a total of €45 million (£38.5 million), discussions between the two clubs have resumed.
The 13-time Premier League champions returned to the negotiation table with a second offer, this time for €45 million in guaranteed money plus €5 million in add-ons, but Inter have made it clear that they must get closer to their €60 million (£51 million) valuation.
A deal between the two figures is possible, according to sources, with Inter’s difficult financial circumstances forcing them to sell players before reinvesting in their team.
Erik ten Hag has made Onana his priority goalkeeping target after United withdrew a contract offer to David de Gea, their top pick from last season. The Spaniard is now officially a free agent as his previous contract has expired. Ten Hag has determined it’s critical to strengthen at the position this summer if the club can sign the right player for the right price. It is anticipated that United will speak with De Gea about his long-term intentions.
Inter recently sold high-earner Marcelo Brozovic to Al Nassr in order to raise money to balance their accounts. In the middle of the field, Davide Frattesi has already taken his spot, but Inter also hopes to lure Romelu Lukaku back to San Siro after a loan stint last year.
Mason Mount was acquired by United from Chelsea on Wednesday in a transaction that may have cost up to £60 million if all add-ons are reached. United are looking to bolster their attacking lineup with a center forward. Rasmus Hojlund of Atalanta is emerging as one of their primary striker targets, with higher-value targets like Harry Kane and Victor Osimhen appearing challenging to sign.