Man Utd veteran offered contract extension to keep Inter Milan at bay

Date published: Thursday 9th January 2020 11:30

Manchester United have reportedly offered Ashley Young a one-year contract extension in a bid to keep him at Old Trafford.

The move comes as United try to fend off interest from Inter Milan, whose boss Antonio Conte is trying to strengthen his squad in the fight for the Serie A title.

The 34-year-old’s current deal expires in the summer and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to retain a player whose versatility is vital for United, while he is also one of the leaders in his dressing room.

Conte, however. remains a big fan of the Red Devils skipper and wanted to sign him in the summer of 2017 when he was in charge of Chelsea.

It is understood that the former Blues boss will offer Young, who moved to Old Trafford in 2011, an 18-month contract with the Italian side.

Meanwhile, United are reported to have set their sights on a move for prolific Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik after drawing a blank in their hunt for attacking reinforcements so far.

United saw efforts to bring in Erling Haaland fail after the striker instead opted for a move for Borussia Dortmund, while Chelsea appear to have overtaken them in the race to sign Moussa Dembele from Lyon.

However, The Sun claims United have more joy in an approach for Milik, who has scored an impressive 10 goals in 12 Serie A appearances for Napoli this season.

Milik is currently in negotiations over a new deal with Napoli but, having rejected their initial offer to him, the publication claims United are ready to pounce if the striker continues to stall on penning an extension.

 

And with Milik’s contract due to expire in summer 2021, it’s reported they could be forced to cash in to the tune of around £60million this month, if no agreement is reached and before his transfer value begins to decline.

It’s also claimed, however, that any transfer could be on hold until the summer, but that United would be willing to wait to seal a deal for the 25-year-old if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels the attacker is the man he wants. Read more…

 

 

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