Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United tussle over signing of Atlanta defender


Already being eyed up by the most dominant force in Italy, Juventus target Mattia Caldara has now grabbed the attention of Premier League heavyweights Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal, according to the Express.

Aged just 22, the Atalanta centre-half is seen by those most knowledgable about Italian football as a rising world star and a national team mainstay in the near future. Indeed the Old Lady view the former Trapani players skill set so highly, they’ve marked him as a future replacement for club legend Georgio Chiellini.

Both Antonio Conte and Manchester United have been anxious to do business this up-and-coming transfer window, with their relative squads still in need of key members capable of mounting a transfer challenge. Arsenal, whilst seemingly striking gold with an impressive partnership of Koscielny and Mustafi, still seek reinforcements after backups Per Mertesacker (currently injured) and Gabriel Paulista look to be moving on potentially in the summer.

The Red Devils in particular have been crying out for a defensive overhaul after their recent rotten form, with both Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw attracting public criticism from their manager.

The 22-year-old centre-back has been in particular stellar form for the Serie A side this season, helping Atalanta to an impressive 5th place, netting three goals in the process.

Written by Michael

Obsessive fan at heart, football blogger, David Brent quote enthusiast and father of one.

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