Juventus & Inter Battling it Out to Sign Trio of Serie A Starlets Ahead of Continental Rivals

Juventus and Inter will go head-to-head for the signatures of Serie A youngsters Dejan Kulusevski, Federico Chiesa, and Sandro Tonali.

The trio are all senior internationals, with Fiorentina playmaker Chiesa having represented Italy on 17 occasions. Brescia’s teenage midfielder Tonali has collected just three caps for the Azzurri, whilst Kulusevski has represented Sweden once after impressing during a loan spell at Parma.

Brescia Calcio v Atalanta BC - Serie A

Italian news outlet ​CalcioMercato claim the ​Serie A giants are both keen on the starlets, with ​Juve believed to have an advantage over their rivals in the pursuit of Chiesa, who has ​allegedly chosen Turin as his next destination.

The 22-year-old has been a regular at Fiorentina for four seasons now, making a total of 126 appearances in all competitions, and scoring 25 goals.

Chiesa was dropped by La Viola boss Vincenzo Montella at the end of November, with his manager subsequently claiming he made the decision because the player was in the ​wrong frame of mind after learning of interest from ​I Nerazzurri and La Vecchia Signora.

It seems as though Juve will win the race for the midfielder, but they will face competition from several other sides as they look to land the other two.

Dejan Kulusevski

Fellow Italian Tonali has likewise been linked with a move away from his current employers, with ​Manchester City amongst the clubs looking to bring him in.

However, he does have considerably less experience than Chiesa. Prior to the 2019/20 campaign, the 19-year-old had never played in Serie A. 

Nevertheless, Tonali sits on a total of 65 senior club appearances, most of which came in Serie B. Kulusevski, meanwhile, is playing his first full campaign as a professional.

The Swede has been in impressive form following his temporary switch to Parma in the summer, netting four times in 18 games for I Crociati.

Maurizio Sarri,Antonio Conte

​Manchester United are also tracking Kulusevski, who would cost approximately €40m. However, the Red Devils have other options on the table as they look to add new talent to their midfield, suggesting he will stay in Serie A, and join one of the top two.

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