Manchester United have reportedly ignited their interest in Italian wonderkid Sandro Tonali after a string of fine displays last campaign.
Tonali, 20, is one of European football’s hottest prospects and is widely regarded as the heir to Pirlo’s throne.
The youngster enjoyed a superb campaign last season having featured in 35 Serie A matches, scoring once and assisting a further seven along the way.
The report claims that an agreement for the £31m rated midfielder between Brescia and Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan is close with the player expected to be loaned to the Nerazzurri next season with a further option to buy.
However, recent reports claim that United are attempting to hijack Inter Milan’s advancements as the Reds seek to strike a deal with Brescia themselves.
Tonali would be a superb signing if United can pull off an upset given how far negotiations seem to be between Inter Milan and the player’s parent club Brescia.