Exclusive: Juve lead chase to sign Serie A wonderkid on Man Utd and Chelsea agendas

Exclusive: Juve lead chase to sign Serie A wonderkid on Man Utd and Chelsea agendas
2017-21-12 - 11:05
Having spent the last few weeks on the side-lines due to injury, Genoa striker Pietro Pellegri is ready to fight for a place in Davide Ballardini’s starting XI once again. Meanwhile, rumours of a January transfer refuse to slow down and it seems Juventus are the Italian club most likely to land the 16-year-old jewel.
 
Meanwhile, Inter have slowed down their pursuit of him considerably after negotiations came to an abrupt halt last summer. As for AC Milan, they are unable to invest large sums of money next month thanks to their ongoing Financial Fair Play situation with UEFA, though technical director Massimiliano Mirabelli still rates Pellegri very highly.

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The Bianconeri continue to keep a close eye on his development, and has been on the radar of Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici for some time now. That said, persuading the Rossoblu to sell their prized asset will not be easy. President Enrico Preziosi would prefer to keep Pellegri for at least another season and will not do business for less than €40 million.
 
Paris Saint-Germain and several English clubs (especially Man Utd and Chelsea) also remain interested, but the Genoese have made it clear that there will be no discounts. Both Milan clubs are aware of the situation, but it is not easy for them to put together a financial package which will be acceptable for Preziosi.