Manchester United face a battle to sign Federico Chiesa in the summer transfer window after a Fiorentina chief has admitted several English clubs are knocking on the door to sign the 22-year-old winger.
Fiorentina chief Joe Barone made the admission when speaking about the future of Chiesa.
The youngster’s current contract expires in 2022 and United are one of many clubs who are interested in the attacking talents of the Italy international.
Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are also keeping tabs on the youngster.
However, Barone insisted that Chiesa is still a Fiorentina player and his future at the club will be only be reviewed after the current season.
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“Chiesa is a Fiorentina player,” Barone told Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport.
“There are clubs knocking at the door for Chiesa, some of them who speak English… We’ll see.
“For the moment, we just need to finish the season and he is very concentrated on doing well for us.”
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Fiorentina are struggling in Serie A this season and currently sit 13th in the table, just five points above the relegation places.
Chiesa knows that while Juventus and Inter Milan are interested in him, there are also Premier League clubs who can also offer him the chance to showcase his talents in the Champions League.
Chiesa’s versatility adds to worth, as while he started his career as a right-winger, he can also play as a striker.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is exploring the market to add to his attacking options, with Jesse Lingard, Andre Gomes and Andreas Pereira all linked with leaving Old Trafford this summer.
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And while the Norwegian recently admitted that he is happy with his current squad, he also reiterated that the club are always exploring the transfer market.
“We’re always looking to improve the squad,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.
“This uncertainty in the market now, who knows how football and the market is going to be, but I’m very happy with the squad I’ve got.
“Today’s world is different to what it was two months ago. We’ve got to adjust, adapt, there are clubs out there struggling more than us financially. It’s a new world, and I think the transfer market this summer will be completely different to what anyone thought it would be.”
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