Back in September, Manchester United’s interest in AS Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini was made public by Corriere dello Sport, yet they aren’t the only Premier League side said to be after him.
According to a TuttoMercatoWeb ‘esclusiva’, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea have joined the race, and it’s the midfielder’s release clause that’s caught their eye.
Signed back from Sassuolo thanks to a handy buy-back clause inserted in the deal initially taking him there in 2015, the 21-year-old has played a solid part in Eusebio Di Francesco’s fine start as Roma manager, helping out with two assists in nine league appearances.
Yet, thanks to a €25m release clause inserted in his current deal, clubs could end up poaching him for far less than he could end up being worth, with Roma only making a potential €15m profit.
TuttoMercatoWeb state the quality to price ratio hasn’t left Chelsea and Manchester United ‘indifferent’ to the situation, hinting moves could be made in the near future.
Stamford Bridge or Old Trafford? it’s a tough choice.
Considering Corriere previously stated his release clause stood at €30m, it remains to be seen who is correct here, but we’re sure other outlets will weigh in soon enough, and you can be sure we’ll be there to keep you updated when they do.