Manchester United’s pursuit of the highly-rated Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa has reportedly fallen through
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to chase a new right-winger after failing to land Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.
The 20-year-old Englishman features the Norwegian’s wish-list close to the top, but the Red Devils have so far refused to meet the Germans’ €120million asking price.
Since the Bundesliga giants continue to play hardball over Sancho’s return to his homeland, Manchester United have switched their attention over to other alternatives.
The name of Fiorentina’s Federico Chiesa has emerged as one of the possible solutions, as the Italian ticks many of the boxes for a type of player Solskjaer is crying out for his squad.
Despite being just 22-year-old, the pace winger has already accrued over 150 senior appearances for the ‘Viola,’ racking up 34 goals and 25 assists.
This season alone, Chiesa has a goal and assist to his name after the opening two rounds of the Serie A fixtures.
Son of the legendary Enrico Chiesa has a host of admirers across Europe, which enables Fiorentina to dictate hefty bargaining terms.
According to The Telegraph, United’s initial bid to take the Italian starlet to the Premier League has come a cropper.
Instead, Chiesa seems destined to link up with Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus.
The clubs have reportedly found an agreement that will see the talented forward join the reigning Serie A champions on a season-long loan with an option to make the deal permanent next summer.
Manchester United now face a race against time to land a new right-hand attacker, as they also seem unable to negotiate Sancho’s move from the Signal Iduna Park.
Solskjaer remains keen on snapping up a new striker to provide back-up for Marcus Rashford following Odion Ighalo’s drop-off in form.
Furthermore, the Old Trafford outfit are also on the lookout for a left-back to compete with Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams for a place in the starting XI.
Alex Telles of Porto tops United’s shopping list, but the agreement between the parties has yet to come.