Manchester United have joined Chelsea in the race to sign 16-year-old Italian sensation Pietro Pellegri.
However, sources close to Genoa have told us that chairman Enrico Preziosi will only consider a sale if they receive around £40million.
Pellegri shot to prominence when he made his debut at 15 — and became the youngest goal scorer in Serie A history last season.
Before, earlier in this campaign, netting twice in a 3-2 defeat to Lazio.
Antonio Conte is a massive fan of his fellow countryman, and would love to get him on board at Stamford Bridge
United, meanwhile, will be a striker light in the summer, and are keeping an eye on the Genoa starlet’s development this season.
Having already lost Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is unlikely to stay on for a further term and will depart at the of the campaign.
So the Red Devils could move then.
Juventus are also interested in any top young, Italian talent — but would not spend big money on Pellegri.
With his 6″2 in frame, he has been likened by to many the powerhouse striker Christian Vieri, as well as Chelsea’s former Italian ace Pierluigi Casiraghi.
And, having lost Giovanni Simeone, Genoa may well be relying on Pellegri to fire them to safety this season.