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.