Ashley Young says Antonio Conte wanted him at Chelsea | Football News

“I want to win titles and with a manager like that, you want to go out there and fight for him,” says new Inter Milan signing Young

Last Updated: 31/01/20 7:08pm

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Ashley Young says that Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte was ‘massively important’ in his decision to leave Manchester United for the Serie A club

Ashley Young says that Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte was ‘massively important’ in his decision to leave Manchester United for the Serie A club

Ashley Young has revealed that Antonio Conte tried to sign him at Chelsea before the pair finally linked up at Inter Milan during the January transfer window.

Young says that Conte was “massively important” in his decision to join the Serie A side from Manchester United on an initial six-month loan, with the Italian club holding an option to extend the deal for a further season.

The move brought to an end Young’s eight-and-a-half-year spell at Old Trafford, but the full-back has now suggested that stint could have ended earlier if Conte had got his way during his time as Chelsea boss from 2016 to 2018.

“He wanted me a couple of years ago at Chelsea and he’s a fantastic manager,” Young told Sky in Italy.

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