Manchester United allowed Ashley Young to join the Serie A challengers after seeing him slip down the pecking order, but Tahith Chong could follow him despite their desire to see him stay.
The 20-year-old can leave on a free in the summer and is now allowed to talk to European clubs about a possible pre-contract agreement.
Antonio Conte’s side are said to be in pole position to secure a deal with the midfielder, with the Netherlands youth international ready to turn his back on United.
Tuttomercatoweb via Football Italia have now reported that Inter have made an offer of worth almost £2m a season to Chong in a bid to gain his signature, with United set to receive a commission fee of around £4m.
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The youngster told the club’s official app of his time at United last year: “Playing at Old Trafford is always an honour, whether that is with the Under-23s or the first team.
”At this level, it’s about development, but of course we want to finish the season as strongly as possible and we’ll do everything we can to win the game.
“That is obviously important for us as players to develop that winning mentality.“
He then added: “Being at Manchester United, you have so many new experiences and are learning every day.
“You’re seeing how players go into games and how they prepare.
”I think it’s not specifics really, just small stuff you pick up and put that in your back pocket to use it one day.
“It’s good to pick it up, stuff I didn’t know about.
“I think it’s both on and off the field, you go to train with them and see things and think: ‘Hey, okay, I might start doing that as what he did there was really good’.“
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In what could be the most notable moment of Chong’s short career so far, his horror miss in the loss to Astana in the Europa League left Solskjaer feeling the need to respond.
He said: “Yeah, of course he knows he messed up, but he said the same in the dressing room.
“It’s a difficult game, but no forward or striker should worry about missing chances.
“That’s about growing up. I think I did that as well when I was young.”
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