Inter Milan are reportedly interested in signing Manchester United captain Ashley Young in the January transfer window.

According to a report by Manchester Evening News, Ashley Young is on the radar of Serie A giants Inter Milan. The Nerazzurri are have made an enquiry about the Manchester United captain, who could be on his way to San Siro in the January transfer window.

Ashley Young joined Manchester United from Aston Villa in the summer of 2011. The Englishman was one of the best wingers in the Premier League at the time he made the switch to Old Trafford, but has since re-moulded himself into a reliable full-back.

Young flourished as a left-back under Jose Mourinho and reached the pinnacle of his Manchester United career when he was named as the club captain by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of the current season. However, the season has also seen the veteran Englishman being phased out of the squad.

Set for a move to Inter Milan? (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Set for a move to Inter Milan? (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

As things stand, Young is behind Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams in the pecking order for left-back and it is widely believed that this could be his final year at Old Trafford. Young signed a one-year renewal last year, but reports have suggested that Young could leave Manchester United on a free transfer when the deal expires.

However, if Antonio Conte has his wish, Serie A giants Inter Milan could end up signing him in the January transfer window itself. The report suggests that Conte tried signing Young from Manchester United when he was the Chelsea manager, but a move did not materialise.

As for Inter Milan, a move for Young does make sense, considering the injury troubles faced by Kwadwo Asamoah. With Cristiano Biraghi failing to impress during his loan spell from Fiorentina, Inter Milan do seem to be in need of signing a new left wing-back and have also targeted Marcos Alonso.

Manchester Evening News claim that Inter Milan have already made an enquiry to sign Young this winter. With Shaw and Williams preferred to him at Manchester Untied, a January exit might not be an unlikely scenario. It will now be interesting to see how the Red Devils respond to the Serie A giants’ interest in Young, and if a move can see the light of the day.

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