Tonali: Juventus, Inter, Barcelona and PSG interested in Brescia star
Brescia youngster Sandro Tonali has some of Europe's biggest hitters vying for his services but looks set to remain in Italy with Juve or Inter.
Sandro Tonali is keen on a move to Juventus or Inter according to Brescia owner Massimo Cellino – news that will apparently come as a blow to Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.
In-demand midfielder Tonali continued to burnish his reputation this season despite Brescia languishing at the bottom of Serie A.
With relegation looming, the 20-year-old appears certain to move on and he is not short of potential suitors.
Cellino believes Tonali will remain in Italy and told Corriere dello Sport he has no interest in advances from Ligue 1 champions PSG.
"Tonali doesn't want to go to France"
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"Nasser [Al-Khelaifi, PSG president] would like him in Paris, he wrote to me today, but Tonali doesn't want to go to France," the former Leeds United and Cagliari chief said, before claiming Napoli and Fiorentina were in the hunt but are likely to fall short at the expense of Serie A's traditional giants.
"Inter and Juve are the destinations he prefers. [Napoli president Aurelio] De Laurentiis has offered me €40million, Fiorentina want him too, but his destiny is pretty much written."
Tonali was also purportedly the subject of a part-exchange offer from Barcelona that came up short.
"Before Covid, Barcelona had reached €65m plus two very interesting young players valued €7.5m each, one was a full-back," Cellino added.
"I believe that the Catalans received an answer they didn't like. And not from Tonali."
Brescia will resume their seemingly doomed 2019-20 season against Fiorentina on June 22 and Cellino insists no final decision will be made on Tonali's future until the campaign is concluded.
"I'm not dealing with anyone. There are still 12 games to play and the boy must remain calm," he added.
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