Man Utd make their move for midfielder ahead of summer auction

Date published: Friday 11th October 2019 1:35 - Matthew Briggs

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Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund have both made moves for Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali, a report claims.

United are just one of several European clubs monitoring 19-year-old Tonali, with Calciomercato claiming recently that Ajax and Dortmund had all registered an interest in the central midfielder.

In fact all three clubs sent scouts to watch Brescia’s 4-3 home defeat to Bologna last month with Tonali being subbed for the 10-man hosts on 79 minutes. stated last month that AC Milan made a summer bid for Tonali that was rejected by Brescia president Massimo Cellino, believed to be in the region of €15-20m.

Now, according to a report from, Cellino is hoping for an auction next summer with the starting price set at €35m.

Inter, Roma and Juventus are mentioned as having interest, but the outlet report Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund have ‘made moves’.

However, they also claim that Tonali would prefer to continue his growth in Italy with Milan mentioned.




Tonali has previously revealed his love for the Rossoneri, revealing that former head coach Gennaro Gattuso was his childhood idol.

The starlet was in action for Italy’s U21 last night as they drew 0-0 with Ireland, and he apologised for the result: ‘”We have not expressed our game, we are sorry. We are a good team. I will go to the national team now and I’m very happy.”

In May Tonali spoke about the transfer speculation and admitted he had faith in Cellino to do the right thing for his future.

“My dream is to live football,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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