Man Utd chief Ed Woodward has one key advantage over rivals in £61m transfer race

Manchester United boast an advantage in their pursuit of Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa. The Red Devils are ready for a busy summer transfer window. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to bolster his squad, with a winger a priority.

The Red Devils have been tipped to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, however, Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport claim United have a cheaper alternative.

They say United are eyeing Fiorentina star Chiesa, who is valued at around £61m (€70m).

However, they face competition from Chelsea, Juventus and Inter Milan for the Italy international, 22.

Gazzetta dello Sport add that United boast an advantage on their rivals, however, with the Red Devils being able to offer a bigger salary to the forward.

However, it’s claimed Chiesa would rather stay in Serie A to play in his homeland.

Chiesa has netted seven goals and chipped in with three assists in all competitions for Fiorentina this time out.

United are ready for a busy summer transfer window, with the Red Devils linked with Sancho, Jack Grealish, Saul Niguez and Thomas Partey.

Red Devils hero Rio Ferdinand feels Solskjaer should raid La Liga giants Atletico Madrid for Partey and Niguez, while also moving for Dortmund’s Sancho.


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He told The Beautiful Game Podcast: “Every week this changes, but I’d definitely buy Sancho.

Can you imagine Sancho in that team? He draws two or three players to him and Marcus Rashford’s playing one versus one? Oh God, it’s over.

“I would maybe go and get Partey from Atletico Madrid or Ndidi from Leicester and I like Saul Niguez, he’s a very, very good player in midfield.

“And I do still think they need a centre-back.

Whether you go for a young one, like Ben Godfrey, or go for someone like (Kalidou) Koulibaly, I don’t know, it’s difficult.”

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