MARCELO BROZOVIC ended speculation of a free transfer to Manchester United by signing a new contract at Inter Milan.
The 29-year-old’s deal at the San Siro was set to expire at the end of the season.
And that had United, Tottenham and Newcastle circling, ready to swoop for him in the summer.
Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid were also linked.
But after months of negotiations, Brozovic and Inter have finally reached an agreement on his extension.
The 70-cap Croatia star put pen to paper on the deal until June 2026.
It is understood he has also secured a bumper pay rise, too.
He was on around £56,000 per week on his previous deal.
But the new pay packet sees him nearly double his wages to £104,000 per week – with an extra £830,000 available in annual bonuses.
Brozovic said: “I’m delighted to have signed a new deal with Inter. I was desperate to renew my contract and the club was aware of that.
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“I’ve never held talks with any other clubs out of respect for Inter and their fans. I’d like to thank the club and I’ll say it again, I’m so happy for today.
“I’ve always said to my agents that I wouldn’t want to speak to any other club unless Inter told me that they weren’t interested in renewing my deal.”
Brozovic joined Inter from Dinamo Zagreb, initially on loan, in 2015 and has been a crucial member of the team since.
The central midfielder has racked up 279 appearances and 25 goals.
He was a mainstay in Croatia’s run to the World Cup final in 2018 and as Inter won Serie A last season.