Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Cardiff City youngster Gabriele Biancheri, report The Athletic.

A medical was completed over the weekend and Biancheri is poised to complete his move to Old Trafford.

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Who is Gabriele Biancheri?

Gabriele Biancheri is 16-years-old and would join Manchester United’s academy teams, likely going into the under-18s.

He made his debut for Cardiff City’s under-18 side earlier this season in the FA Youth Cup. This season he has seven goals in 12 games for his academy side.

Last season for the under-16s he scored 17 goals and provided 10 assists, and Wales Online report he has already trained with Cardiff’s under-21s.

Biancheri is eligible to play for Italy but represents Wales at youth international level, where he has three caps for the under-17s.

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Biancheri was also subject of interest from Chelsea, Wales Online claimed, however, Manchester United are set to win the race for his signature.

The teenager will turn 17 in September 2023 and then can sign a professional deal with the Red Devils.

When it comes to signing youth players, United can only sign under-18s with UK citizenship, due to Brexit rules.

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