Brescia president claims Sandro Tonali turned down moves to Barcelona, PSG
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Brescia president claims Sandro Tonali turned down moves to Barcelona, PSG

Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali has turned down a move to Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, according to club president Massimo Cellino.

Tonali, 20, has attracted the attention of top European clubs but Cellino says his top asset is keen to remain in Serie A.

Italian publication Corriere dello Sport. quotes the Brescia president as saying that the French side is still interested in the Italian youth international. 

"[PSG president] Nasser [Al-Khelaifi] wants him in Paris, he even wrote to me today, but he [Tonali] doesn't want to go to France," Cellino said.

Cellino also said that a number of Italian sides are also interested in the services of the highly-rated attacking midfielder but he is not willing to sell.

"[Napoli president Aurelio] De Laurentiis has offered me €40m, Fiorentina is also ready to make a false move, but his destiny is quite sealed. Before COVID, Barcelona had arrived at €65m plus two very interesting players that are valued at €7.5m each, one was a full-back. I think the Catalan executives received a reply they didn't like. It was a no from Tonali.

"I'm not negotiating with anyone," he said. "There are still 12 games left to play and the lad must remain calm."

Brescia are currently at the bottom of Serie A with 16 points from 20 matches and will restart their Serie A campaign with a trip to Fiorentina on June 22.