Manchester United had earlier made a £90million bid to sign Ansu Fati from Barcelona only for that to be rejected, but a substitute to that has now emerged.
But the club have also been linked with chasing after an even cheaper option in Chiesa from Fiorentina.
The Italy international has earned high praise since breaking through at Fiorentina and it appears as though the Serie A side are willing to listen to offers for the forward.Fiorentina are said to be holding out for £62m but United have reportedly been the only club to come close to that valuation.
According to Quotidiano Sportivo, United have offered close to £53m to sign Chiesa and Fiorentina are said to be seriously considering the bid.
It is claimed United could have competition from Serie A sides Inter Milan and Juventus.
But both sides are more interested in offering players in order to lower the cost of any transfer.
United therefore seem to have the edge in sealing the deal.