Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sent his personal scout to watch exciting Fiorentina attacker Federico Chiesa ahead of a potential summer move.
The 22-year-old has earned a glowing reputation in Italy, scoring seven goals and registering five assists for La Viola this season so far, and would likely set United back somewhere in the region of £60m.
Chiesa has made 17 appearances for Italy's national team, while his impressive rise through the ranks at Fiorentina has seen him feature 138 times for the club, and attract interest from some of Europe's biggest sides.
According to the Daily Mail, United are one of the clubs vying for the winger's signature this summer, with Solskjaer sending personal aide Simon Wells to keep tabs on the wideman.
Wells travelled to Italy to watch Fiorentina's 1-1 draw with Milan on 22 February and was given orders to specifically keep an eye on Chiesa - who has scored three goals in his last three games.
Chiesa is the son of former Fiorentina and Italy forward Enrico, but is more suited himself to playing in wider positions, in particular on the right flank.
The Red Devils will likely face stiff competition for the youngster's services, with Juventus having been long touted with a potential move for the Fiorentina man. United fans will get the opportunity to take a closer look at their transfer target this summer as Chiesa could yet play a pivotal role for Roberto Mancini's Italy at Euro 2020.
The fact that Chiesa has been undergoing English lessons could help United as well, with the club struggling for world-class wingers, especially in the absence of talisman Marcus Rashford.
Daniel James has made a good start to life at Old Trafford but his progress has understandably slowed down as the season has worn on, while Anthony Martial has been preferred as an out-and-out striker this season, leaving Solskjaer somewhat short on the flanks.
After the stellar January signing of Bruno Fernandes - who has made an unbelievable start at United so far - Solskjaer will be keen to recruit more dynamic and explosive attackers this summer.
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Source : 90min