Inter Officials Meet With Tahith Chong’s Agent as Man Utd Contract Nears Expiry

​Tahith Chong’s agent has met with Inter officials in Italy as the Manchester United starlet edges closer to leaving the club in the summer with a whole host of sides interested in securing his signature.

Chong has less than six months left to run on his current Red Devils deal and has yet to agree to new terms, making just four Premier League appearances across the last two seasons.

Since joining from Feyenoord in 2016, the Dutchman has risen his way through the youth ranks at Old Trafford, earning rave reviews for his potential by the ​United coaching staff. Top-flight football has been hard to come by, but the 22-year-old Chong has become a regular fixture in the Europa League this season, helping his side reach the knockout stages.

Interest has grown in the winger from across Europe, but ​Fabrizio Romano has now revealed that ​Inter have taken the next step in their bid to secure his signature by meeting with his agent in Milan. It’s been revealed that Chong’s agent has offered his client to the Serie A leaders, despite heavy interest from across Europe.

Added by ​Nicolo Schira is that Inter have now offered Chong a five-year-deal that would be worth €1.5m (£1.2m) plus bonuses, which will gradually improve over the years before eventually developing into a €2.5m (£2m) deal in his fifth season at San Siro.

Back in early January, it was claimed that ​Juventus were also ​readying an offer, with I Bianconeri willing to offer Chong a £35k-per-week deal if he saw out the remainder of his six months at United. Along with that, they would include a £2m signing on fee, in their own bid to secure his long-term future in Turin.

However, a United club source did insist that they hadn’t given up hope of tying their Dutch prospect down for the long-term.

They said: “The club hasn’t given up hope. Tahith knows how highly we rate him. Juventus are apparently pushing quite hard, so it must be quite a difficult time for him.”

Whether speaking to clubs across Europe is solely with the intention of forcing United into offering an improved deal or not it not known. Yet, it seems likely that given the lack of game time at Old Trafford that Chong is seriously considering departing for pastures new, with an exit more likely than not to occur.

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