Manchester United have debunked the statement credited to Brescia owner Massimo Cellino on the transfer of highly rated midfielder Sandro Tonali who has been dubbed the new Andrea Pirlo as a result of his similar playing style to the newly appointed Juventus manager.
According to Massimo Cellino, an ex-Leeds United owner, Manchester United were ready to pay €10m more for Sandro Tonali only for the player to opt for AC Milan.
The statement from Massimo Cellino has now been denied by Manchester United as confirmed by the Manchester Evening News (MEN).
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Sandro Tonali is one of the young prospects in Italian football and the agent of the 20-year-old had advised him to stay in Italy despite the interest of foreign clubs like Manchester United and Barcelona.
Manchester United and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are still in the market for new signings to boost the playing squad before the start of the Premier League season billed for next week Saturday.
The Red Devils have been able to make just one addition to the first team squad with young Dutch player Donny Van De Beek signing for the club officially on Wednesday.
The club paid £40m to secure his signature from Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam.
Atletico Madrid midfielder opens up on United’s interest
Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez has confirmed that English Premier League club Man United were interested in his services and that flattered him.
Unfortunately, the interest in his service has been laid to rest as the Red Devils have already secured the signature of Donny van de Beek from Ajax with a fee of £40 million.
Apparently, he would have given his nod to the Red Devils, despite not admitting that but Saul Niguez confessed to being flattered that a club like Man United asked about his availability.
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The feeling for Saul Niguez became bigger when he heard former players like Rio Ferdinand speak of him in public as a good player. he admitted it was a positive one for him and his work with the Spanish La Liga outfit.
Of course, Saul Niguez is set to stay with Atletico Madrid for another season with the coming of the Dutch midfielder who is highly rated and has bee pictured in training.
With the capture of Donny van de Beek, the Red Devils are now prioritizing the signature of England international winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, with the latest claims that personal terms have been agreed upon while agent fees have also been successfully negotiated
United slam Brescia president over Tonali transfer comment
Brescia president Massimo Cellino had claimed that Man United made an offer for Sandro Tonali this summer transfer window but they were rejected and that has been denied by the Red Devils.
Sandro Tonali has been linked with a move to the Old Trafford for the past months with speculations that an offer could be made for his signature but he is now set to join Italian Serie A outfit AC Milan with an agreement almost reached.
Brescia president had claimed that the offer submitted by the Red Devils is £10 million higher than what AS Milan offered but the player was not interested in a move to the club and opted for the Italian giants.
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It is also reported that the agent of the 20-year-old has advised him not to move away from the Italian Serie A so that his growth and development will not be tampered with.
However, Man United have come out to slam the Brescia president, insisting that they did not make any offer for the player, as reported by Manchester Evening News.
Howbeit, the transfer dealings are just getting started for Man United after they secured their first major signing by announcing Donny van de Beek from Ajax.
Man United target to seal Inter Milan move
The emerging report claims that Man United target and Brescia midfielder, Sandro Tonali would be signing with Italian Serie A outfit, Inter Milan on Monday.
The Red Devils have been long-term suitors for the 20-year-old but have not succeeded in their bid to have him. This is the reason why they focused on Bruno Fernandes and were successful with him.
Cor Sera claims that AC Milan made an attempt to snap up the deal as they tabled a late bid but that was rejected by Brescia as terms were not agreed upon.
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From the report, Inter Milan who are also in the race will have Sandro Tonali and a deal is expected to be announced on Monday.
This remains a big blow to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who is making efforts to work with a young team in the coming season as Sandro Tonali could be a part of it.
The focus for the Red Devils is England international forward, Jadon Sancho and they have been struggling to convince German Bundesliga side, Borussia Dortmund for a fee to be agreed upon while Jack Grealish from Aston Villa is also being considered as their major target for the summer transfer window.