Man Utd step up interest in Italian teen as Serie A club want auction

By | October 16, 2019

Manchester United and Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund have both made concrete moves for Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali, a report states.

United are just one of several European sides monitoring 19-year-old Sandro, with Calciomercato claiming recently that Ajax and Borussia Dortmund had all expressed an interest in the central midfielder.

In fact all three clubs sent scouts to watch the Italian club’s 4-3 home defeat to Bologna last month with Sandro being subbed for the 10-man hosts on 79 minutes.

Calciomercato.com claimed last month that AC Milan made a summer offer for Tonali that was rejected by Brescia owner Massimo Cellino, believed to be in the region of €15 million and €20 million.

Now, according to a recent report from FcInterNews.it, Cellino is hoping for an auction next year with the starting price set at €35 million.

Inter, Juventus and Roma are mentioned as having interest, but the media outlet report Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund have ‘made moves’.

However, they also state that Tonali would prefer to continue his growth in Italy with AC Milan mentioned.

Sandro has previously revealed his love for the San Siro outfit, revealing that former manager Gennaro Gattuso was his childhood idol.

The starlet was in action for Italy’s Under-21 last night as they drew 0-0 with Ireland, and the star apologised for the result: “We have not expressed our game, we are sorry. We are a good team. I will go to the national team now and I’m very happy.”

In May, Sandro spoke about the transfer rumours and admitted he had faith in Massimo to do the right thing for his future. “My dream is to live football,” he told an Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.