Man Utd dealt transfer blow in chase for £60m Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa

Manchester United may miss out on Italian hot prospect Federico Chiesa after the Fiorentina chairman claimed that “he wants to stay” with the Serie A club.

The Red Devils had been keeping tabs on the 22-year-old and had scouts watching him as recently as February as they weighed up whether to move for the £60m-rated forward.

Chiesa – who is the son of former Italy striker Enrico – has attracted interest from a number of European giants, including Juventus, thanks to his performances this season.

He has scored seven goals and contributed five assists in 26 appearances in the league and Coppa Italia, and he has been capped 17 times by Italy – scoring once for Gli Azzurri.

And while Chiesa is under contract at the Stadio Artemio Franchi until 2022, Fiorentina owner and chairman Rocco Commisso has stepped in to ward off interest from United and Juventus.

“I said that I only want players who want to remain here," Commisso told Italian broadcaster Top Calcio 24.

“I kept him [Chiesa] this season, but he wants to stay and we will do everything necessary to make him happy.

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