Chelsea In Pole Position To Sign £62m Manchester United Target In January

By on September 17, 2018

The transfer window may be closed but managers are already planning ahead for January and next summer so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip. Today, Chelsea are linked with Federico Chiesa….

Chelsea are in pole position to sign Manchester United target Federico Chiesa in January as Maurizio Sarri plots a swoop for the Fiorentina attacker this winter, according to reports via the Metro.

Chiesa is the son of Calcio legend Enrico and has emerged as one of the hottest properties in Italian football since progressing through the Fiorentina youth system having joined the club as a child. The 20-year-old is now a first team regular and provided 6 goals and 9 assists in his 36 league games last season.

His potential has not only seen Chiesa break in to the Italian national team but the young forward has also caught the attention of several top European clubs with the Metro claiming that Manchester United, Chelsea, Napoli and Juventus are among those to have expressed their interest.

Jose Mourinho was left frustrated with United’s lack of transfer activity in the summer as he only brought in one major new signing in Fred and Chiesa could add a much-needed spark in the final third if the Italian ended up moving to Old Trafford.

However, it seems Man Utd have some work to do as the Metro are citing a report from the Express that claims Chelsea are in pole position to sign Chiesa ahead of the winter transfer window.

The newspaper says Sarri is now plotting a January bid for the versatile attacker – who can play anywhere across the attacking third of the pitch – as he looks to continue his rebuilding job at Stamford Bridge.

Sarri has enjoyed an excellent start to life in west London following his arrival in the summer as Chelsea sit top of the Premier League table after winning all five of their games so far this campaign.

It appears the Italian coach is hoping to lure Chiesa to England this January but Chelsea will have to be prepared to dig deep as Gazzetta dello Sport, via TeamTalk, suggest Fiorentina have slapped a £62m [€70m] valuation on the player’s head.

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