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Reports in Italy claim Chelsea representative were Italy to watch midfielder Sandro Tonal during a 2-1 defeat to Venezia in Serie B.
Tonali, who has been dubbed the ‘next Andrea Pirlo’, is attracting a wealth of interest in Italy.
The report claims Chelsea are considering making a £20million bid in January to beat the likes of Inter Milan and Juventus who have recently shown interest in signing the Italian midfielder.
The deep-lying playmaker broke into the Serie B side’s first team last season and has enjoyed a superb start to this campaign, contributing four assists and a goal in 11 appearances.
His form has seen him rewarded with his first senior Italy call-up:
Indeed, while Tonali appears to be a bright prospect, allowing him to continue his development at Brescia away from the limelight would likely be beneficial for him.
At the likes of Juventus or Chelsea, first team football would be hard to come by in the immediate future even for someone of his talent, so it would be a wise move to let him remain where he is for the time being.
If that is indeed Juve’s plan, it may convince Cellino to accept an offer for him.