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Man United and Chelsea could reportedly lock horns for the services of Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa when the transfer window will be reopened in the summer. La Viola owner Rocco Commisso recently revealed that Chiesa could be free to leave the club ahead of the 2020-21 season.
The 22-year-old winger has again been in fine form for the Serie A outfits during the 2019-20 season, scoring seven goals and providing five assists in 26 games across all competitions. According to the Daily Mail, both Man United and Chelsea are keen on to sign Italy international forward this summer and could battle for a deal ahead of next campaign. The report, though, suggests that Serie A champions, Juventus and Inter Milan are also keen on a deal for the 22-year-old forward.
The Red Devils are believed to have keeping tab on Chiesa ‘as recently as February’, while they have allegedly noted that the Italian player has been undertaking English lessons ahead of a potential move to the English top-tier.
Chelsea and Man Utd also eyeing a move for another Serie A star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic who has been tipped to depart from Lazio ahead of the next season, Serbian midfielder has also emerged as a surprise transfer target to Tottenham Hotspur.
Manchester United is trending in transfer market rumours in the ‘lockdown’ period of club football. Bids for the attacking department is the priority of Red Devils. The latest add on to the wish list of Ole is Benfica scoring machine Carlos Vinicius. The 25-year-old Brazilian had an attractive season in Portugal. The striker was able to attract Manchester with the phenomenal stats of 2019/20 season. Along with United, Liverpool also targeting the star striker. From the latest reports of The Sun, Old Trafford put the price tag of £35 million for Carlos Vinicius. Vinicius’s contract will expire in 2024 and has a £88 million release clause in the contract.
Old Trafford is ready for a negotiating table by sticking to the proposed price. Team chief Ed Woodward approved the bid and Ole is moving forward in the transfer market with hope. He appreciated the transfer plans of Ole last week by showing support to the decisions of Manchester boss. Carlos Vinicius started his career through the Brazilian side Santos. Then he moved to Annapolis Gremio. He spends a season on loan at Portuguese side Real SC in 2017. Then onwards he was there on the radar of Benfica. After one season, Italian giants SSC Napoli came up with a deal for the star. But the conditions of Italy also prescribed him a loan out season
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly joined Man United and Chelsea in the hunt for Lazio midfield star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
The 25-year-old Serbian midfielder has again been in stunning form for his Italian club during the 2019-20 season before it had been suspended following the virus pandemic, Savic has managed to found back of the net five times and provided seven assists in 31 games in all competitions.
Chelsea and Manchester United have recently rumoured with a move for the 25-year-old playmaker, who has a deal at Stadio Olimpico until the end of the 2023-24 campaign.
However, according to Calciomercato, the Spurs are also exploring the possibility of luring the Serbia international midfielder in the Premier League when the transfer window will be re-opened in the summer.
Lazio sporting director Igli Tare recently suggested that Milinkovic-Savic will be free to depart from the club this summer if he wishes, although the Serie A giants are believed to demanding fee around £80m for his signature.
The huge price tag on Serbian midfielder’ head could give Man United and Chelsea edge over Tottenham to get the deal done for the Serbian midfielder.
Tottenham are also believed to be planning a move for Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.