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Cellino Says Chelsea Will Have To Do More Than Make A “Super Offer” To Sign Italian Teenage Sensation

Brescia president Massimo Cellino has set out the conditions for selling midfielder Sandro Tonali.

The teenager is on Chelsea’s radar, with manager Maurizio Sarri a keen admirer, but Manchester City have also reportedly sent scouts to watch the 18-year-old in action.

Cellino believes that Tonali’s departure won’t be based just on money and that a club would have to really show they want the player:

“If and when the times comes to sell him, not just a super offer will be enough to convince me. Those who will want Tonali will have to show love for me and for the boy.”

“With love, I mean respect in the approach, right time, not to distract the player. More than money, these aspects will count.”

Despite having played just 30 matches in the second tier of Italian football, Roberto Mancini has already called up the midfielder to the Italian national side for the games against Portugal and USA this week.

Tonali’s talent is certainly gaining him plenty of admirers. Reports in Italy suggest that Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan are monitoring the youngster.

Cellino also revealed that no club has made a formal approach for the player as of yet, but that may change very soon if he continues to perform as he has done on the pitch.

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