Euro giants in talks to sign Steven Gerrard, offer prepared
By Will Butcher
Inter Milan have made contact with Steven Gerrard as they look to poach the Liverpool legend from the clutches of MK Dons, according to a report.
The Independent have revealed that Inter opened talks to sign Gerrard on a six-month contract and prolong his career until the end of the season.
The 36-year-old is set to leave current side LA Galaxy when his contract expires at the end of December, and is free to talk to non-American clubs to complete a pre-contract agreement.
League One outfit MK Dons were in talks with the former England captain about making him their new manager, following the sacking of long-standing boss Karl Robinson.
A move to the San Siro could appeal to the Liverpool legend, as it remains unclear on whether he will continue his playing career or opt to hang up the boots and move into the world of management.
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Gerrard played alongside the likes of Robbie Keane and Ashley Cole with MLS giants LA Galaxy, but has opted to leave with former England teammate Frank Lampard also opting to quit New York City.
Liverpool’s former number eight has also been linked with moves to Celtic, Newcastle and Merseyside giants Liverpool.
Football Insider verdict:
It’s rare that the two front runners for a player are MK Dons and Inter Milan. But a move to one of the biggest European sides in football could be too tempting to turn down for Gerrard, who has proved in the MLS that he still has a desire and enough talent to play at the highest level. With Italy’s slower tempo and emphasis on holding midfielders, Gerrard’s ability to dictate play could fit in perfectly with the style of Serie A. With Inter Milan’s pedigree, the possibility to finish his career with the Nerazzuri could mean that a role as manager in the lower depths of English football may have to wait.
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