Solskjaer orders top Man Utd scout to watch flying £60m Italy winger

Date published: Friday 28th February 2020 4:20 - Jonny Whitfield

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sent a top scout to watch Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa in action, according to reports.

United made further strides in the January transfer window by bringing in midfielder Bruno Fernandes and striker Odion Ighalo, who have both impressed so far.

Fernandes has struck three goals and assisted one other so far, while Ighalo netted for the first time as a United player in Thursday’s Europa League thrashing of Club Brugge.

According to the Daily Mail, however, Solskjaer has identified right wing as the next-biggest gap in his side and has Italy international Chiesa on his radar.

The 22-year-old has scored seven goals and set up five others in 25 appearances so far this term but the newspaper claims that a recent purple patch sparked further United interest.

Chiesa netted four times in five games earlier this year and such a run persuaded Solskjaer to send Simon Wells – a trusted ally – to take in his performance against AC Milan last weekend.

It is said that United are now weighing up a summer move, which will cost around £60million with Chiesa set to be included in his country’s Euro 2020 squad.

 

 

However, with Chiesa’s contract having just over two years remaining, Fiorentina reportedly want to tie the winger down to fresh terms in Florence, with Juventus also circling.

Chiesa has risen through the ranks with Fiorentina, stepping up from the Serie A club’s academy in 2016.

In other news, United have been drawn to face LASK in the last 16 of the Europa League after their victory over Brugge.

United will travel to Austria for the first leg before hosting their opponents at Old Trafford in the second leg.

Click here to see the draw in full…

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