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Chelsea and Manchester United are set to go head to head for the signature of Genoa youngster Pietro Pellegri, according to reports.
The 17 year old striker broke into Genoa’s first team last season and has continued his fine form this season.
According to reports a host of clubs have been impressed with Pellegri’s performance since he came onto the scene.
And AC Milan, Juventus as well as Arsenal are some of the clubs also keen on the teenager.
Genoa have now placed a £40m price tag on Pellegri due to the number of clubs circling around him
Chelsea are believed to be watching the teenager with keen interest but could be put off by the news that Genoa president Enrico Preziozi will only consider a sale if his valuation is met.
According to the Sun, Conte is a big fan of the midfielder and would love to bring him to Stamford Bridge. The Blues appear light in the centre forward position and signing a new striker could appeal to the boss.
However, I don’t think the 16 year old will be a solution for the present, he’ll be definitely be one for the future.
The Blues have more than three dozens of players on loan. The club signs players in their teens and then send them out on loan to continue their development and then return to the club later in the future.