Man Utd bid to beat Chelsea to signing of Fiorentina winger

Date published: Thursday 25th February 2016 5:14 - Rob Conlon

Federico Bernardeschi: Winger has bagged five goals this term

Manchester United have made a €28million bid for Federico Bernardeschi in an attempt to beat Chelsea to the signature of the Fiorentina winger, according to reports in Italy.

Five years ago, Sir Alex Ferguson tried to sign Bernardeschi for Manchester United but the move was blocked by the Italy Under-21 international’s father.

And according to Gazzetta Dello Sport, a host of European clubs are now interested in the 22-year-old, including United, Chelsea, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

United are understood to have already lodged a bid for Bernardeschi, who has scored five goals and registered three assists in 29 appearances in all competitions this term, including the equaliser in La Viola’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham last week.

However, the reports suggests Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle wants closer to €40million for his prized asset.

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