NEWCASTLE UNITED are set to rival Manchester United for Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa, according to reports.

The 22-year-old has impressed at the Serie A giants since breaking into their first team back in 2016.

His impressive performances have earned him a regular place in Roberto Mancini's Italy squad - as well as admiring glances from Old Trafford.

But according to La Nazione, Newcastle are considering a club-record £53.7million move for La Viola's No25.

The move, however, is likely to hinge on whether the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund's controversial £300m takeover from Mike Ashley is ratified by the Premier League.

The Magpies' current record-buy is two-goal striker Joelinton - a £40m buy from Hoffenheim last summer.