Serie A giants offer two big stars in exchange for Mason Greenwood, who has already given “OK” to move – report

Mason Greenwood has said yes to a move to Juventus, according to a new report from Italy.

“Mason Greenwood’s OK is there, but that of Manchester United is not yet,” begins Gazzetta dello Sport in today’s paper edition. The “OK” to which the article refers was given to Serie A side Juventus.

Greenwood has had a great loan season at Getafe, putting him firmly in the spotlight across Europe, but it seems probable that United will sell him this summer.

Although the Bradford native is a talented player, the Red Devils would love to have him in their lineup for the upcoming campaign. However, he is still a political hot potato following his arrest and the police investigation that followed for rape, coercive behaviour, and violence, which led to his suspension the previous season.

A new start in Italy could be exactly what the 22 year old would like, but a big issue remains over United’s asking price, according to Gazzetta.

“Thiago Motta is intrigued by the idea of including the 22 year old in his 4-2-3-1/4-3-3,” the outlet says.

“The green light from the Italian-Brazilian manager, who next week will be announced [as new head coach] by the Old Lady, has strengthened the resolve of [the club], who have been pressing Greenwood’s entourage for some time”.

However, as is usual in the case of the cash-strapped Italian giants, money is a problem.

“At Old Trafford, right now, they would like to collect €35-40 million for Greenwood. Too much for Juventus and beyond them.”

The Turin club are hoping to use another English star, Samuel Iling Junior, as a makeweight in the deal.

Being a left-sided midfielder, the England U21 international and Chelsea academy graduate is not a like for like replacement. For a 20-year-old, his 24 appearances (20 coming off the bench) and one goal for the Old Lady were a respectable return without particularly lighting the world on fire.

Gazzetta reports that even Federico Chiesa might be utilised in a swap deal, which may be of greater interest to United.

“[His contract negotiations] should not be prolonged with Juventus (deadline 2025), it will be an immediate divorce.

“Manchester United, albeit without the showcase of the Champions League, is a global club able to seduce Fede.”

The article concludes that Juve are alongside Atletico Madrid in the “front row” of Greenwood’s thoughts, and United’s desire to sell offers “guaranteed advantages” to Juve, who are doing their best to make something happen.

Meanwhile, Benfica are also reported to be interested in Greenwood.

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