Man Utd make initial bid of £45m to sign cheaper Sancho alternative

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Man Utd have made an initial offer for Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa as they reportedly look to begin negotiations over a deal.

The Italy international was first mentioned back in May as a cheaper alternative to Jadon Sancho at just £61m, with United and Chelsea both keen.

Chiesa, 22, has scored seven goals and provided three assists for his team-mates in 26 appearances in all competitions this season.

And La Nazione (via Sport Witness) claims that the Red Devils have made an offer of €50m (£45m) in cash for Chiesa. With a bid likely to be accepted if they pushed it towards €60m.

Other offers are said to have come from Serie A rivals Inter Milan and Juventus, but Fiorentina said ‘no, thank you’ to their proposals of around €30m.

The report adds that the Red Devils have been the biggest club chasing Chiesa, having ‘delivered an offer in cash to the club’s transfer men’.

The €50m bid ‘isn’t the right one’ but United’s hierarchy are hoping that it could ‘result in a concrete base to start real and true negotiations’ for the player.

Meanwhile, Graeme Souness does not believe that Aaron Wan-Bissaka is worth the £50million that Manchester United paid Crystal Palace for him.



Wan-Bissaka has been in excellent form for the Red Devils this season, earning plaudits for his strong defensive play while also adding two assists.

However, Souness thinks United should have got more for their money. Indeed, the former Liverpool midfielder thinks £50m should buy you the “complete package”.

“The stats say that Aaron Wan-Bissaka is one of the Premier League’s top tacklers, but should he not be a bit more than that for £50million?” Souness told The Times. Read more…

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