Paper Talk: Clock ticking as Inter’s summer raid plan forces Man Utd into action

Date published: Monday 17th February 2020 8:29

Inter Milan devise a plan after the potential signing of a Manchester United man and an Arsenal target speaks about his love for the Premier League – all in the latest Paper Talk.



Inter Milan have sounded out a plan to integrate Tahith Chong into the team following a potential free transfer from Manchester United in the summer, according to reports.

Chong‘s Old Trafford contract runs out in the summer and the 20-year-old Dutchman has been heavily linked with an exit from the club to seek more game time.

According to Italian source Tuttospor(via The Sun), Inter plan to hand Chong a loan move elsewhere to get him up to speed before bringing him into Antonio Conte’s first team.

Conte is said to be a keen admirer of Chong and the raid for the midfielder would be the manager’s third move for a Premier League player this year, having signed Ashley Young from United and Christian Eriksen from Tottenham in January.

United have already held talks with Chong, who appears to be stalling over a new deal, but the source adds that the Red Devils plan to spring into further action by holding more talks in a bid to convince him to stay.

Chong has played eight times for United‘s first team this season.




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