United will look to pounce on Milan’s inactivity on securing Dutch defender.
Manchester United have been given renewed hope in prizing Dutch international defender Nigel De Jong away from AC Milan after the Italians confirmed that they are not ready to open contract talks to keep him there, according to Sky Sports.
The 29-year-old is now in the final year of his contract at the San Siro and United boss Louis Van Gaal has been keeping an eye on the situation with the view of pouncing for his signature and bringing him to Old Trafford.
Full-back Ignazio Abate’s future is also uncertain, with his contract set to expire next summer but, despite the uncertainty over their long-term futures, Galliani believes the duo will stay in Milan.
Milan’s CEO Adriano Galliani is remaining confident that the pair will stay by saying “There is time. They won’t escape.”
However, De Jong will be allowed to speak with overseas clubs in January, and recently expressed his honour at being linked with a move to United.
Should Milan struggle for form as they did last season, De Jong may decide that a return to the Premier League will be best for his already distinguished career.
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