Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, a number of Premier League sides are linked with Mario Sampirisi.
A number of top Premier League clubs including Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool sent scouts to run-the-rule over promising young defender Mario Sampirisi on Saturday, according to the Daily Mail.
The 19-year-old has become one of the most highly-rated young defenders in Serie A after breaking into the Genoa side 10 months ago.
His promising form at full back has alerted several clubs throughout Europe with the Mail claiming Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool all sent scouts to watch the youngster in action during Genoa’s 1-0 defeat to AC Milan at the San Siro last weekend.
Sampirisi came through the Milan youth ranks as a winger come wing-back but has found his best form since joining Genoa in 2011 and becoming an out-and-out defender.
He made his debut against Palermo in January this year and has gone on to represent Italy at under-20 level but is tipped to be a full international in the coming years.
Could he also be heading to the Premier League some time soon? All the top clubs are snapping up young talent from all around the world and it seems Sampirisi has caught the eye of Chelsea, United and Liverpool so we’ll have to keep an eye on this one and see if the rumours grow as we approach the January window.
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