Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly stepped up his interest in Federico Chiesa by sending his personal scout to watch the Fiorentina ace.
The 22-year-old winger has attracted the interest of several of Europe’s big clubs and it seems that the Red Devils may have joined the race for his signature.
According to the Daily Mail , Solskjaer sent personal scout Simon Wells to watch Chiesa last weekend in Fiorentina’s 1-1 draw with AC Milan.
Wells reports directly to the Norwegian and it was him who he was detailed to check on ahead of a proposed summer move.
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Chiesa, the son of former Italy striker Enrico, is valued at around £60million having already won 17 caps for his country.
He has also appeared 121 times in Serie A for Fiorentina, scoring 21 goals, and is considered to be one of Italy’s best younger players.
Indeed, Chiesa is expected to play a big part for his country in this summer’s European Championships and has also been linked with a move to Juventus.
The report adds that the winger has already taken English lessons and United’s interest has has grown in recent weeks after Chiesa scored four times in five matches, prompting Wells’ trip to Florence.
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Chiesa can play across the front three but prefers to operate wide on the right, a position which Solskjaer is likely to strengthen.
He is under contract until 2022 but Fiorentina are said to be readying an offer to extend his deal until 2024.
United are looking to strengthen again in the summer after already signing Bruno Fernandes for big money in January.
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The Portugal international has started life at Old Trafford very well and the team already look like more of a proposition.
But the Red Devils still have some way to go to be able to compete with rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.
Despite sitting in fifth spot in the Premier League, Solskjaer’s men are a whopping 38 points behind leaders the Reds.
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