Italian forward Pietro Pellegri is set to sign a contract with Genoa, according to claims in the Italian media. A number of clubs have been credited with interest in the youngster, including Manchester United.

Calciomercato have reported Pellegri will commit himself to Genoa after coming from the Serie A side’s youth system. The centre forward will turn 16 years old today meaning he can finally sign a professional contract with Genoa, despite the attention from other clubs.

In December the player grabbed the headlines when he became the youngest player to feature in a Serie A game, and has now been rewarded with a three year contract by his club.

This will likely end the chance of a move to Manchester United following claims they made a proposal to Pellegri when he was just 14 years old. Calciomercato have revealed the Premier League side approached the youngster’s father with regards to a move to England, but this was rejected. Manchester United are said to have offered Pellegri’s father a coaching role with the club as well.

Pellegri has always dreamed of playing for Genoa, and therefore Manchester United’s ‘lucrative’ proposal was turned down.