Manchester United dealt transfer blow as Serie A giants to keep starlet

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Fiorentina executive president Mario Cognigni has insisted that the club have no intention of selling youngster Federico Bernardeschi any time soon.

The Italian star has been linked with a move to Manchester United in recent days, as noted by the Metro, with the Red Devils continuing to identify young talent across Europe as they build for the future.

Having impressive for La Viola so far this season, both in Serie A and the Europa League, he has attracted attention from various clubs, but it doesn’t appear as though the Italian outfit are interested in losing him this summer.

“Third place is a challenge for us, but we play game by game and we’re confident and aware that we can do well against teams ahead of us,” he told the media, as reported by Calciomercato. “Bernardeschi is in his first full year with us, he’s a product of our youth academy and we think we can still count on him for a long time.”

The 22-year-old has scored five goals and created four in 30 appearances in all competitions so far this season, as he continues to play an integral role in Paulo Sousa’s plans and success this year.

Having also played a fundamental part in the way that the team defends with his tireless efforts, Bernardesschi will be desperate to help the club secure third place and a spot in the Champions League next season.

Meanwhile, after signing the likes of Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial last summer, United are evidently targeting younger players as Louis van Gaal hopes to build a lasting legacy after his exit from the club.

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