Chelsea handed big boost as UCL giants drop long-standing interest in Italian star

Chelsea’s hopes of signing Italian youngster Sandro Tonali have been boosted with the news that Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus are set to end their interest, reports say.

According to reports in the Italian media, Juventus have deemed Serie B side Brescia’s asking price too high, in spite of the player’s obvious potential and qualities.

Tonali is being heavily connected with big-money transfers away from the Italian side after establishing himself as one of Italy’s most exciting prospects.

The central midfielder has drawn comparisons to legendary Andrea Pirlo, both for his appearance and style of play.

He has already broken into his country’s senior squad this season and is widely expected to secure a huge move in the near future.

Chelsea have been heavily connected with Tonali, while all of Italy’s big sides are believed to be watching his progress closely ahead of the summer transfer market.

Brescia president Massimo Cellino has already made possible suitors aware that the club are not willing to lose the star on the cheap.

This season, the Italian wonderboy has made 17 appearances, netted 1 goal and provided 5 assists.