Man United captain Ashley Young is poised to sign a pre-contract with Inter Milan this week, Football Insider can reveal.
The 34-year-old will put pen to paper on a deal that will end his nine-year association with the Premier League champions.
A United source has told Football Insider that Young has accepted the offer from Inter and will make the move to Italy when he is a free agent in the summer.
This comes after the United hierarchy and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward had blocked him from leaving Old Trafford this month.
Young is in line to become the third United player to join Antonio Conte’s side inside a year following the transfers of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku.
He is free to talk to clubs outside of England as his United contract expires at the end of the season.
The versatile performer, who has been used predominantly as a full-back in recent years after making his name as a winger, has been in and out of Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this season.
He was left out of the squad for Tuesday’s 3-1 League Cup defeat by Manchester City.
But the former England international has still made 10 Premier League starts among 18 appearances in all competitions this season.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said after Tuesday’s defeat that “it was not the right time” to discuss Young’s future, adding: “We can’t weaken ourselves, we need to strengthen ourselves, if any movement is going to happen.”
Young joined United from Aston Villa in 2011 and was a key member of sides that won the Premier League, FA Cup and EFL Cup.
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