Man Utd lead City, Chelsea in race for Italy star with tempting clause

Date published: Wednesday 31st October 2018 11:19

Manchester City and Chelsea have joined Manchester United in the race to sign a star Serie A midfielder, a report claims.

It was suggested over the summer that the Red Devils were eyeing a big-money move for Roma star Lorenzo Pellegrini, despite claims his club plan to offer the midfielder a new deal.

Pellegrini currently has a €30m exit clause in his contract and amid claims that United, Juventus and Inter Milan are both looking to activate it, Roma plan to offer the star a new deal.

According to Calciomercato, Roma have offered the star a significant pay rise and have asked the player to either double his exit fee or remove it altogether.

It was also reported that Roma have ‘no interest’ in selling Pellegrini after allowing Kevin Strootman to follow Radja Nainggolan out the exit door during the summer.

However, according to a report from Calciomercato – who cite the Mirror as the source – United have now been joined by rivals Chelsea and Man City in pursuit of the 22-year-old.

They claim that English teams have taken ‘important steps’ to try and land Pellegrini without success so far, but that the trio continue to scout him in hopes of a possible January swoop.

 

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