Brescia president Massimo Cellino has confirmed that a number of Italian clubs want to sign Sandro Tonali, who wishes to stay in Italy.
The Rossoneri have been repeatedly linked with a move for Tonali as they look for a long-term partner for Ismael Bennacer in holding midfield.
Several sources have claimed Milan’s interest in Tonali is genuine, with the Diavolo hoping to play on the fact he is a boyhood fan of the club and would instantly be a protagonist of a new youth-led side.
As our mercato expert Vito Angele revealed to us last month that Tonali has in fact reached an agreement with Inter regarding a summer move, and Gianluca Di Marzio (via Football Italia) recently added that a deal is ‘close to completion’ between Inter and Brescia.
Cellino spoke to the microphones of Gr Parlamento about Tonali’s future, insisting there are a number of teams in the running and offering hope to other clubs.
“Evaluations are done by the market, so far there has been only a few surveys, nothing more,” he said (via MilanNews).
“Now it is difficult to talk about it, after all that happened with the Coronavirus emergency. Both Juventus and Inter have asked me, but they are not the only ones. He wants to stay in Italy, of course, and we will support him, that’s for sure.”