The likes of Liverpool, and Manchester United are among a host of other top clubs that are reported to close in on the transfer of 20-year-old Fiorentina ace Federico Chiesa this Summer, but the catch is, the asking price of £62m must be met.
Although the asking price may seem far-fetched for an unproven player of his age, Chiesa is a promising talent who is rising up in Italy.
Inter Milan, Manchester City, and Napoli are also in the chase for him, but according to Gazzetta dello Sport (translated by talkSPORT) Fiorentina have raised their demands.
Chiesa has been a key figure for his side recently, and had depicted that he can excel in various roles, even at a young age.
Given his natural position of being deployed as an attacking winger, he’s also played at both flanks for La Viola, and has also been placed at wing-back, as well as a central attacking midfield, and up front.
Its that sort of quality Manchester United could do with, as Jose Mourinho targets players who can play wide.
In other news, Gareth Bale has been linked with a move to Old Trafford , with Don Balon reporting that the Red Devils are working on a deal to bring the former Tottenham Hotspur man back to England.
Another report from Don Balon states that Real Madrid demand as much as £195m for Bale, and that could be a price United wouldn’t be willing to cough up, so Chiesa would be cheaper to acquire.
Willian is another player who has been linked with a move to the FA Cup runners-up (Metro), but following the sale of Nemanja Matic up North, Chelsea would be reluctant to sell to the same rival for the second year running.
In terms of his reasonable asking price, Chiesa sure does tick all the boxes, with his potential to improve also included, and giving extra width to a side which have Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, and Alexis Sanchez all struggling in those areas.
For a club in the form of Manchester United, £62m shouldn’t be too expensive, so fans alike should be uplifted by this development if reported interest is true.