Manchester United’s loan enquiry for Fiorentina attacker Federico Chiesa has been reportedly turned down.
According to the Telegraph, the tentative swoop for Chiesa was made as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side search for an alternative to Jadon Sancho, with negotiations with Borussia Dortmund not progressing.
It’s claimed that the Bundesliga side are sticking firm to their valuation of £108m (€120m) for Sancho.
The Telegraph report that Fiorentina were not open to allowing the 22-year-old, who is currently being targeted by Juventus in a potential £45m move, to leave on loan.
It’s added that the attempts to recruit a wide forward on loan are seen as way for the Red Devils to bolster their side in the short/medium-term – before trying to sign Sancho again next summer.
The Telegraph also name Barcelona misfit Ousmane Dembele as a potential alternative, which isn’t surprising as the Frenchman are both tricky players with many similarities.
Chiesa on the other hand is very different to the duo, whilst right-winger is also his natural position, the Italian starlet played most of last season as a centre-forward.