Fiorentina are open to selling Manchester United target Federico Chiesa – but insist the young winger wants to stay at the club.
United may have done some great business in the January window by landing the services of Bruno Fernandes, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still needs to delve into that transfer kitty in the summer and bring in a new forward.
Solskjaer let Romelu Lukaku leave the club last summer and failed to sign the perfect replacement, meaning that United have had struggles at times in front of goal this season, but they have drawn up a shopping list of several possible signings, with Chiesa on that list.
The Italian forward, 22, has been linked with a move away from the Serie A giants all year in a difficult season for the Viola, he has scored seven goals, adding five assists in 26 games, but his side still sit a disappointing 13th in the Serie A standings.
Despite the team’s troubles, president Rocco Commisso has revealed Chiesa is happy in Florence – but will sell the youngster if that’s what he really wants, The Viola chief said on TMW: “I want players who are happy to stay.
“As far as Chiesa is concerned, I promised him that if the right offer arrives and he wants to leave, we can satisfy him.
“In recent months we haven’t talked about it, but the situation in Florence has also changed in his eyes.
“The goal is to make a stronger team for the next year – and doing better in the league.”
Look, if United do want a young striker that has clear ability, then forking out to try and sign Chiesa could be a smart move, but there is no guarantee that he will come in and score the goals that they need.
He is still learning and still developing, and United need a more established forward to sign.