Experienced defender in talk with club as he looks set to complete Man Utd shock transfer

Antonio Valencia set to leave Manchester United at the end of this season for Inter Milan

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Antonio Valencia is set to leave Manchester United at the end of the season, according to The Mirror.

The long-serving full-back will be out of contract in the summer and, after 10 years with the Red Devils, is attracting interest from Serie A side Inter.

The 33-year-old United captain is out of contract in the summer and his advisers have already started negotiating with Inter Milan after being made aware that the Old Trafford club have no current plans to take up the option of extending his deal by a further 12 months.

United have until March to make Valencia an offer – but they are aware that the Ecuadorian international is already assessing his options.

Valencia joined United from Wigan Athletic in 2009 as one of three players who came in that summer to replace Cristiano Ronaldo. Under Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, José Mourinho and now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Ecuador international has been an excellent servant to the club, but his time with the club appears to have run its course.

Inter are reportedly keen to sign him in this January transfer window, but United would prefer to hold onto him until the summer, when they will have more time to find a replacement.

Diogo Dalot signed from Porto last summer and has shown promise in the limited opportunities he has had at United so far, and will likely step into Valencia’s shoes at right-back unless United land a big name replacement.



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