Report: Milan could rival Inter for signing of Man Utd starlet after missing out on €50m deal

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan could look to hijack rivals Inter and Juventus in the race to sign Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong, a report claims.

Chong joined United in the summer of 2018 from Feyenoord but has not made the impact expected of him upon his arrival.

The 20-year-old has played just 24 minutes in the Premier League and 164 minutes in the Champions League for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side so far this season.

In 2018-19 campaign, the Dutchman managed to get only 37 minutes in the league and 10 in the Champions League, which has prompted rumours he may look to move on.

Chong has been linked with both Inter and Juventus, with reports from Sky claiming that his agent has met with the Nerazzurri.

Meanwhile, Chong’s agent Erkan Alkan has seemingly confirmed that his client will be moving on from United upon the expiry of his contract.

“Solskjaer has different opinions about Tahith with respect to ownership,” he told Voetbal International.

” A coach thinks about himself, I think about my player. It has come to a point where he feels he can’t go on, so it’s time to look elsewhere. Your next club? He must have a good plan that allows Tahith to grow further in a good environment.”

However, calciomercatonews.com are reporting that Milan may now target a move to hijack their rivals and sign Chong from under their noses after missing out on Dani Olmo, who has joined Leipzig in a deal that could reportedly be worth as much as €50m.

The report mentions that there is the possibility of an ‘intermediate stop’ at Jiangsu Suning in China, and notes that Chong’s paternal father is Chinese.

The 20-year-old is described as perfect for the 4-3-3 but also for the 4-4-2 that Milan head coach Stefano Pioli uses today.

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