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Inter trigger one-year contract extension for Ashley Young and open to keep Alexis Sanchez.

Updated: Sep 8, 2020

Inter Milan have triggered Ashley Young's one-year contract extension and are considering keeping Alex Sanchez.

Nerazzurri star Ashley Young and Diego Godin in training before COVID-19 shutdown [Twitter @_young18]
Nerazzurri star Ashley Young and Diego Godin in training before COVID-19 shutdown [Twitter @_young18]

Serie A club Inter Milan have exercised their option of extending Ashley Young's contract by one year, and they are also looking to retain the services of Manchester United star Alexis Sanchez, the Nerazzurri sporting director Piero Ausilio has confirmed.

Young, 34, joined Inter on loan deal until the end of the 2019-20 season in January as he followed Chile star Sanchez out of Old Trafford to Milan.

The England international has impressed so far in Italy, making five league starts before the coronavirus pandemic brought football to a standstill.

As for former Gunners forward Sanchez, his future remains uncertain and his loan-spell is set to expire at the end of the current campaign.

"We don't go into detail, we focus on him [Sanchez] in these months," Ausilio told Sky Sport Italia.

"He has been injured for a long time, but before he did well: I think in Barcelona and the match with Sampdoria, I saw [the] Sanchez of his best seasons in Udine and London.

"He had little time, now he has the chance to prove his worth and then we will make a decision with him.

"We think of [Inter's attacking options] as composed by [Romelu] Lukaku, Lautaro [Martinez] and then we evaluate the possibility of considering Sanchez talks. For many he is down and out of the project, but for us he can be very useful."

And, with regards to Young, Ausilio added: "We've exercised the option for Young, it is already done."

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