MANCHESTER UNITED sent scouts to watch Brescia's teenage midfielder Sandro Tonali again last week.

The Italian - dubbed the new Andrea Pirlo in his homeland for both his playing and hair styles - is catching the eye of a number of top-class European sides with his performances from midfield.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has received glowing reports and their Italian spies watched him play the full 90 minutes in last Monday's goalless draw with Fiorentina.

The Red Devils are in the market for creative young talent and there is a feeling Tonali could be one worth paying out big bucks for to steal a march on some of their rivals.