Manchester City is leading the race to sign AC Milan forward, Francesco Camarda, a record-breaking Italian who is attracting serious attention from around Europe, according to Italian outlet Calciomercato.It.

Camarda became the youngest-ever Serie A player when he debuted for AC Milan at 15 years and 260 days of age in November 2023, coming on in the 83rd minute during a 1-0 win against Fiorentina.

He has made another appearance in the top flight of Italian football this term, though the majority of his gametime has come in Milan’s U19 team.

Yet to sign a professional contract with Milan, Camarda is a tall forward with bundles of potential and Manchester City are interested in developing the youngster under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola.

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Manchester City isn’t the only club interested, in Camarda, though, with Chelsea and Arsenal also both looking to strike a deal for the young Italian. A move elsewhere in Europe isn’t out of the question, either.

Due to Brexit and FIFA rules, players under the age of 18 cannot be internationally transferred, though Camarda is permitted to sign for another club elsewhere in Europe now he has turned 16.

Despite the interest in Camarda, AC Milan is reportedly confident in retaining the forward for the rest of his teenage years at least. In Italy, players aged 16 are able to sign professional deals, while in the UK the earliest is 17. That could play well into Milan’s hand, who has the potential tie him down to a contract with a hefty release clause.

Camarda is valued at €10m by Transfermarket.