Manchester United has once more looked to Serie A for help, with an approach for Italian full-back Leonardo Spinazzola, Sky Sport Italia reports.
Erik ten Hag has closely monitored Italian football, identifying talents like Inter goalkeeper Andre Onana and, soon, Sofyan Amrabat from Fiorentina for recruitment.
They have experienced several injury issues already this season, with left-backs Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia both sidelined.
Gianluca Di Marzio reported that this situation led Manchester United to initiate contact with Roma, making an initial approach for Spinazzola.
This is merely an initial inquiry for information rather than a formal offer, but it’s worth noting that the transfer window closes on Friday.
He left a strong impression with his performance for Italy at EURO 2020, but he suffered an Achilles tendon rupture during a match, which cut short his participation in the tournament.
His contract with Roma is due to expire at the end of the season, and Jose Mourinho, who prefers Nicola Zalewski in that position, does not consider him as the first choice.
Spinazzola had received an offer from Saudi Arabia and Al-Shabab but declined it.