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Man Utd at the window to sign Federico Chiesa, Juventus ready to sell for £43m

Manchester United have joined Liverpool and Newcastle United in the race to sign Juventus attacker Federico Chiesa, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The Red Devils recently secured the signing of goalkeeper Andre Onana from Inter Milan, and they are now expected to focus on bolstering their attack.

Atalanta’s Rasmus Hojlund is the priority target for manager Erik ten Hag, but Corriere dello Sport claim that the club are also interested in pursuing a deal for Chiesa.

United are currently in a three-way race with Liverpool and Newcastle for the Italy international, who is eyeing a fresh challenge away from the Bianconeri.

The Euro 2020 winner had a mixed 2022/23 season after a long-term injury, and he reportedly has a poor relationship with manager Massimiliano Allegri.

Juventus are currently looking to raise at least €100 million (£87m) from outgoings. They are prepared to part ways with Chiesa for €50m (£43m) this summer.

Chiesa would suit Ten Hag’s playing style at Man Utd

The 25-year-old is regarded as one of the best forwards in Italian football. He can play on the right wing, left wing and can also operate as a second striker.

His versatility would suit the playing style of the manager. Ten Hag prefers more fluidity in his attack, and Chiesa would be a quality acquisition for the club.

Despite the positives, United should be wary of his injury record. He missed almost ten months last year with an anterior cruciate knee ligament damage.

He made his comeback before the World Cup, but missed another seven games after the turn of the year due to the after-effects of his long-term injury.

Chiesa ended the season on a bright note with four goal contributions in his final five outings, but his fitness has been a concern for some period of time.

He would be a top signing for United when fit and available. With the injury risk associated with him, United should not consider paying more than £25-30m.

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