Chelsea and Manchester United tracking Genoa right-back Mario Sampirisi

Mario Sampirisi (right) has emerged as a target for Chelsea and Manchester United

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Genoa right-back Mario Sampirisi is attracting the interest of Chelsea and Manchester United, according to his agent.

The teenager, who turns 20 on October 31st, was part of the Milan academy but moved to Genoa last year and has recently broken through into the first team at the Serie A club.

And the youngster's agent Giuseppe Riso is anticipating strong interest in the Italian from the Premier League given his attributes.

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"Chelsea and Manchester United interested in him? Yeah, they sent their scouts to follow him live but I don't know if they'll try to take him in January," Riso told tuttomercatoweb.

"Genoa do not want to sell. But I am not surprised that the Premier League clubs have their eye on him. Mario has the typical physique that British teams like.

"But also some Italian clubs are following him."