• Brescia is only accepting cash deals for Sandro Tonali
  • Brescia's move is likely to turn away teams interested in Italian
  • Tonali is happy to stay in Italy for now

At least four teams are interested in acquiring Sandro Tonali from Brescia Calcio and it appears the club is open to the idea. However, the only way they are giving up the Italian to any interested team is via money offers. This means that Le Rondinelle is not interested in player swaps, a move that may decrease the number of teams interested in the 20-year-old midfielder.

Among the teams interested in Tonali include Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Inter and Juventus. Barca was one of the teams that have offered Brescia roughly $73.5 million along with two players. No names were mentioned but one of them is reportedly a full-back.

Another team that made an offer for Tonali is Napoli. According to Corriere dello Sport, Brescia was offered $45 million. It was not mentioned if there were players included although the lower offer may have included some. Regardless, all these offers are now irrelevant with the club wanting purely cash offers. And based on the financial difficulties that most clubs are facing, that may have lowered the chances of seeing the Italian football player leaving Stadio Mario Rigamonti.

Team owner Massimo Cellino admits that he has received only a few phone calls since laying out their preference for Tonali. With teams likely strapped for cash and unable to meet their demand, the 20-year-old is likely to stay and play on for Le Rodinelle for now.

 Sandro Tonali of Brescia Calcio
Sandro Tonali of Brescia Calcio Getty Images | Emilio Andreoli

"So far there’s only been a few phone calls, without anything beyond that," Cellino said in a report from Gr Parlamento. "It’s difficult to talk about [the transfer market] after everything that’s happened, but I hope the lad keeps having fun on the pitch as he did before."

Anything can still happen moving forward. However, it seems apparent that Tonali is fine staying in Italy and Brescia wants to keep him. Cellino is content with his current players and feels no need to add new faces to the team. Hence, any swap offered to them may be a waste of time. The preference for cash may also be seen as a ploy to see which team would be deeply interested in prying the Italian football player out of their clutches. Given the financial issues clubs are facing, the move is similar to saying they are "keeping Tonali" at least for now.