It is now emerging that Manchester United have made a move for Fiorentina right-winger Federico Chiesa, as a potential alternative to Jadon Sancho.
Borussia Dortmund winger Sancho is Manchester United’s top priority for this summer, but it is believed that senior club officials at Old Trafford are unhappy with the Dortmund demands.
Reports indicate that Manchester United have not agreed personal terms with Sancho’s representatives or a fee with Dortmund, who are holding out for £108million.
Sources at United believe that Dortmund’s August 10 deadline to sign Sancho is ‘meaningless’ and described it as ‘artificially crafted by dormund’ since the transfer window closes on October 5.
Reports in Italy say that Manchester United have made a bid for another right winger, Federico Chiesa as a possible back-up option should the Sancho deal fall through.
La Nazione claim that Manchester United have made the first move in the race to sign Chiesa, and have thown in a €55m (£50m) bid.
Parts of the report claims that Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso is willing to let the winger leave for ‘the right money’. Chiesa, 22, scored ten goals in Serie A this season.