Inter are reportedly edging closer to Tahith Chong’s salary demands, but are still a long way off agreeing to the Manchester United midfielder’s commission.
The 20-year-old will be a free agent in June and has confirmed he has no intention of signing a new contract at Old Trafford.
And it would appear that Chong’s first-choice destination will be Italy, with Inter and Juventus doing battle for his signature.
According to FCInterNews.it, negotiations with the Nerazzurri are progressing well, with the salary offered coming to €1.5m per season initially, whereas the player wants €2m plus bonuses.
The problem, however, is reported to be the extent of the commission that Chong’s agents are requesting, as reported on FootballItalia.
It is claimed they originally wanted €7m, but have dropped that figure to €5m – although that it is still a long way off the €1.8m that Inter are prepared to pay at this stage.
Meanwhile, Manchester United have been backed to complete the signing this summer of a man one pundit feels is the modern-day equivalent to former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho.
Having agreed a blockbusting deal for Bruno Fernandes in the closing days of the transfer window, United are already on the lookout for further reinforcements this summer after Ed Woodward admitted the club are “not where they want to be”.
And one man who appears to have moved to the top of their summer wish-list is Aston Villa’s talismanic captain Jack Grealish after they seemingly cooled their interest in James Maddison. Read more…