Juve set sights on Brescia starlet


Italian champions Juventus are planning a move for Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali.

Tonali starred for Brescia as they won promotion from Serie B last term and Juventus are understood to have been scouting him for some time.

The 19-year-old has impressed in Italy’s top flight this term with one goal and two assists in 13 Serie A outings so far, while he made his debut for the senior Italy side in October.

Tonali, who has been capped three times by the Azzurri, has previously been linked with Premier League heavyweights Manchester City and Manchester United but Juve have now emerged as serious contenders for his signature.

Italian reports have suggested a bid in the region of €50million would be enough to convince Brescia to sell, although owner Massimo Cellino claimed earlier this year it would take a staggering €300m to prize Tonali away from the Stadio Mario Rigamonti.

Brescia are under no real pressure to sell ahead of the January transfer window as Tonali is under contract until 2021 and the club have the option of a further year, although they may be more open to offers next summer.

Juve will face competition from across Europe for the teenage Italy international as French champions Paris Saint-Germain and Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid are also believed to be keen, while Italian rivals Inter Milan and Napoli have also been credited with an interest in Brescia’s star man.