Inzaghi to prevent enforcer reuniting with Van Gaal.
AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi has outlined his desire to block Nigel de Jong’s potential move to Manchester United despite confessing that it may be futile for him to try, the Daily Express reports.
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De Jong, who has emerged as a target for former Dutch national boss Louis Van Gaal, recently expressed his delight at being targeted by the former Premier League champions.
He has made 16 appearances for Milan this term and has already picked up nine yellow cards.
And following Tuesday’s defeat to lowly Sassuolo, Inzaghi admitted that De Jong could leave either now or during the off season, though he also underlined his determination to keep him at the San Siro.
“I hope I don’t lose De Jong at the end of the season,” the Milan manager said. “I hope, and I believe, that in the end an agreement will be found.
“I’ve always had to make difficult choices, when (Philippe) Mexes comes back I will have four centre-backs that all deserve to play. This is the difficulty of a coach.”