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Man Utd target Bryan Cristante reveals big Premier League hopes: Chelsea wanted me

Atalanta midfielder Bryan Cristante admits playing in England is a career ambition.

The youngster is being tracked by Manchester United this season, with talk in Italy of a January offer being prepared.

Former AC Milan junior Cristante, meanwhile, has revealed he could already be playing in England with Chelsea.

He recalled: "In the Viareggio tournament there were Chelsea scouts for me. The Premier League was a dream then like today and I hope it is a reality tomorrow, I do not know when: many say to me 'It's the perfect championship for you', and I agree.

"Physicality, battles, open football: yes, I can see myself there. Especially at the right time: I was attracted by an experience abroad at 19, when I went to Benfica and then I found myself having to start all over again. I don't want to have to go through that again."

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