Brescia President Massimo Cellino reveals Roma and Liverpool have both asked him about Italy starlet Sandro Tonali.
Sportitalia reported on Wednesday that Roma were the hot favourites to sign the €28m-rated Tonali but while Celino confirmed the Giallorossi’s interest, he warned they could face competition from Liverpool.
“Yes, Roma have asked me about Tonali,” the former Cagliari and Leeds United owner told Corriere dello Sport.
“I’ve talked about him to [Roma director] Baldissoni several times, but I want to keep the lad as long as possible.
“Is he ready? I don’t know, he’s 18… But Liverpool also contacted me a little while ago.”
Nonetheless, the newspaper believes the Lupi could steal a march on the Reds by offering the Serie B side their Primavera captain Andrea Marcucci this month and proposing to sign Tonali in the summer.