Manchester United sent scouts to watch the Brescia midfielder labelled as the next Andrea Pirlo, according to reports from Italy.
But United will face competition if they want to sign Sandro Tonali, with Ajax and Borussia Dortmund also reported to be interested in the 19-year-old.
The deep-lying playmaker broke into the team when Brescia were in Serie B last season, and the £25million-rated player already has one assist to his name from three games so far in the top flight this term.
After lofty comparsions to classy midfielder Pirlo, clubs across Europe will now be watching to see how Tonali fares in Serie A – with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United among them, according to Italian publication Calciomercato.
The reports claims United, Ajax and Dortmund all sent scouts to Brescia’s game at home to Bologna on Sunday – a thriller that the visitors won 4-3.
Juventus are also reported to have tracked the teenager, while Chelsea have previously been linked with him.