Manchester City and AC Milan are watching Pescara keeper Mattia Perin
By Simone Bargellini. Last Updated: October 18, 2012 9:21pm
Mattia Perin's agent claims Manchester City are among the clubs monitoring the progress of the on-loan Pescara goalkeeper.
The 19-year-old, who was included in the Italy squad for the friendly against England in August, is spending the season on loan at Pescara from Genoa.
He has impressed for promoted Pescara and his performances have prompted speculation that Premier League champions City and AC Milan are weighing up bids.
However, Perin's representative Matteo Roggi has shrugged off the rumours and says the keeper is in no rush to make a decision on his long-term future.
"Are AC Milan interested in him?" Roggi told tuttomercatoweb.com. "They are not the only club which follows Mattia because there are not many 19-year-old goalkeepers with his qualities.
"In the Premier League, for example, there is Manchester City, which has watched him carefully.
"The issue, however, is premature. At the end of the season he will return to Genoa, with whom he has a contract until 2015, and we will do the evaluations.
"Currently, the player is only thinking about playing, it's not the time to think about the future."