Inter appear to be leading Juventus in the race to sign Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong, after the player's agent met with the Serie A club to discuss a potential transfer. 

The 20-year-old showed significant promise last season, starring for United's Under 23s and earning a handful of first team appearances. 

Chong has failed to push on this season, though, making just seven appearances for the senior side - the majority of which have been cameo appearances from the bench. 

Tahith Chong,Max Kilman

Chong's contract expires in the summer and the Dutchman has been attracting interest from a number of European clubs, despite United's continued confidence in tying him down to a longer deal.

"The club hasn’t given up hope. Tahith knows how highly we rate him," a source close to the club told The ​Sun earlier in the month. 

Inter are currently in pole position to secure the wide forward's signature, with transfer expert ​Fabrizio Romano reporting that the club met with the player's agent on Tuesday to discuss a potential move. 

It is understood that Chong has been offered to the Nerazzurri in an attempt by United to avoid losing him on a free transfer this summer. Juventus are also said to be eyeing up the youngster and are planning to offer a lucrative deal to prise him away from Old Trafford.

I Bianconeri are willing to offer Chong a £35k-per-week deal if he decides to run down his remaining six months at United, as well as a £2m signing on fee if he chooses to link up with Maurizio Sarri.

Chong is the third​ Premier League player that Inter have been strongly linked with during the January transfer window. Olivier Giroud is ​expected to sign for the club imminently, while Antonio Conte's pursuit of Christian Eriksen has also been well publicised - though the two club's have ​reached an impasse in recent days.

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