Date: 25th February 2019 at 3:18pm
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Manchester United are looking into signing former Chelsea target Alessio Romagnoli from AC Milan, according to CalcioMercato.

Reports suggest that the Blues have already made an attempt to sign the AC Milan defender in the past, but the Serie A side blocked the move.

Despite this and their recent FIFA transfer ban – which the London club are appealing – Chelsea have still been keeping tabs on the centre-back, as have fellow Premier League side Manchester United and Serie A giants Juventus.

Romagnoli’s leadership is spearheading AC Milan’s challenge for a Champions League spot.

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But it seems the Red Devils are now the front runners to sign the Italy international and are reported to be observing the 24-year-old, who was made club-captain at the start of the season following the departure of Leonardo Bonucci.

Following the interest from several club’s current manager Gennaro Gattuso has said the defender “doesn’t have a price”, with the boss looking to build a new side around the young skipper for the long-term future.

Italian legend and former AC Milan captain Paolo Maldini has also publicly praised Romagnoli for being such a young leader and believes the club need to hold on to him for a long time.

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