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Ashley Young set for shock Burnley transfer as ex-Man Utd star closes in on Premier League return from Inter Milan

BURNLEY are reportedly in ‘advanced negotiations’ to bring Inter Milan left-back Ashley Young back to the Premier League.

The former England man joined Inter Milan from Manchester United in January 2020.

Ashley Young could be set for a Premier League return – with Burnley and Watford interested

And his time in Italy has been a fruitful one – the 35-year-old has featured in 59 games scoring five goals and assisting nine.

Young helped lead Inter and boss Antonio Conte to the Serie A title this season too.

According to Sky Sports ‘the deal under discussion is for one year, with the option of a further 12 months’.

Young has previously worked with Clarets boss Sean Dyche during their time at Watford together, and ‘all parties are increasingly hopeful’.

And Watford could also be in for an emotional move for Young.

The winger turned full-back joined The Hornets aged ten and made his senior debut as an 18-year-old in 2003.

He made 107 appearances before leaving for Aston Villa for 2007 but could be heading back to Vicarage Road this summer.

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano reports the Hornets have opened talks with Young to bring him back to Hertfordshire as a free agent if he decides to leave Inter.


Ashley Young says he would love an emotional return to Watford

His current contract expires at the end of the season and the journalist claims there is a ‘huge chance’ Young could return to where it all began.

SunSport exclusively revealed Young is weighing up his future with a one-year extension believed to be on the table from Inter.

In October last year, the ex-England star – who was named in the 2018 World Cup team of the tournament – revealed he would quit life in Italy immediately for a return home.

On Watford’s ‘Golden Tales’ podcast, he said: “If I could go back and play there [at Watford] again, I would walk from Italy right now because it’s what I know, it’s where I come from and it’s what allowed me to be who I am and get where I am.

“For me, at my age now, and you can ask my family, you can ask my agent, if I had the opportunity to go back and finish my career at Watford, I would jump at the chance.”

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