On February 11th, we relayed news from Italy that Inter Milan believe they can agree personal terms with Tahith Chong, but there was ‘distance’ over agent commission.
The winger’s contract at Manchester United expires after this season, and therefore he’s free to discuss with other clubs.
Calciomercato claims the 20-year-old wants to leave the Red Devils and try a new experience, which has been the slant for some months.
The Dutchman’s idea is to make a switch to Italy and the Nerazzurri’s project is ‘convincing’ him. He has already given the go-ahead to talk about Inter’s project in depth.
There are other clubs interested in him, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side want to renew the contract. However, Chong has put talks with United and offers from other sides on hold.
Inter’s initial idea was to allow Chong to go out on loan to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning (both clubs have same owners), but this doesn’t please the player.
Chong wanted to ask for assurances on various aspects, including the technical project and how he would fit into Antonio Conte’s 3-5-3 system. There’s more talk of this than the details of contract because there’s ‘already a draft agreement’ for a deal until 2025, worth €2m per season.
Calciomercato states ‘Inter and Chong will have to define shortly the idea of the way to go together’.
Chong is an idea for Inter and and the club feel they are closer to reaching an agreement. It remains to be seen if the deal will go through or if the player will join another side.