Manchester United on transfer alert as Italian keen on January move

Torino winger Alessio Cerci has opened the door to a possible move to Manchester United, according to talkSPORT.

The Italian has claimed he wants to be playing Champions League football to boost his chances of earning a starting place for his country at the summer’s World Cup.

The 26-year-old has caught the attention of a host of clubs in the Premier League and across Europe, after scoring nine goals in the first 17 games of the season from the wide positions.

Several scouts from English clubs watched him in action for Italy in a friendly against Nigeria at Craven Cottage last month, and Manchester United are believed to be one of the sides showing an interest.

And the winger has offered encouragement to any potential buyers, by admitting his desire to play in Europe’s elite competition.

“I feel ready for the Champions League – I have matured,” he is quoted as saying on TMW.

“I think it’s the right time to make the leap. I want to get there, even before the World Cup. Roma? It’s no secret to go back to where I grew up. Now it’s a dream, but also it’s a goal to go to Juventus.”

Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool have also been linked with the former Roma man, whilst AC Milan are understood to be keen to keep him in Italy.

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