Manchester United have 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 as Antonio Conte tries 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 such a versatile player and one of the leaders in his dressing room.
Conte remains a big fan of United’s captain and wanted to sign him in the summer of 2017 when he was in charge of Chelsea. It is understood Conte is willing to offer Young an 18-month contract with the Italian side.
Young moved to Old Trafford from Aston Villa in 2011 and has made 261 appearances for the club.
Manchester United must make signings in the January transfer window as some of their players are just not up to it, says their former goalkeeper Mark Bosnich.
The Australian, who had two spells at Old Trafford as a player, was reacting to United’s 3-1 home defeat to Manchester City on Tuesday in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final.
City dominated United in the first half, establishing a three-goal lead inside the first 40 minutes, and Bosnich says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to make changes.
There are players all over that squad – there’s no need to get into naming and shaming – who are just not up to it, he told Sky Sports News.
‘A 3-1 home defeat to rivals Manchester City might not sound so emphatic but the reality was rather different. Pep Guardiola had won on his three previous visits to Old Trafford in the Premier League but never like this. United conceded three goals in the first half for the first time here in 22 years. The gulf between the two teams was obvious to everyone.’
Manchester United defender Harry Maguire is set for a spell on the sidelines with a hip injury.
The centre-back missed the 3-1 home derby defeat to Manchester City in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final on Tuesday night.
It was originally thought Maguire’s issue was a foot problem sustained in the goalless FA Cup draw at Wolves. There has been no official confirmation from United on a return date for the England international.
How to follow the January transfer window
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