Chelsea have been linked for a number of months to 18-year old Sandro Tonali at Brescia, with talk that he could be one of a number of top targets in the January transfer window.
The youngster has continued to catch the eye of a number of top clubs for his impressive performances in Italy’s Serie B, with four assists and a goal in 11 appearances this season, whilst also being capped 11 times for Italy’s U19 side – with Manchester City and Juventus the two big challengers to Chelsea for Sandro Tonali says the report.
Quotes carried in Italian news source Tuttosport from former Leeds owner Massimo Cellino, who is the owner at Serie B side Brescia, reveal that only ‘love’ will get a Tonali transfer;
I often talk about football to Allegri and discuss tactics with him, but we’ve never talked about Tonali.”
There’s no need: Sandro is a talent whom every Coach would like to have. He’s a modern midfielder who solves tactical problems.”
Tonali starts off as a ‘regista’, but he’s so good that he can raise or lower the team’s centre of gravity, based on the needs of the Coach.”
Would I prefer Tonali be coached by Allegri, Guardiola or Sarri? I hope he remains at Corini’s (Brescia manager) disposal for as long as possible.”
No-one’s called me for Tonali yet, although it’s understandable that everyone likes him. If – and when – the time comes to sell him, not just a super offer will be enough to convince me.”
Those who want Sandro Tonali will have to show the lad and I the most love. When I say love, I mean with regards to their the approach, the right time, not distracting him from Brescia.”

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