By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Trained to play at a right midfield position at the AC Milan youth academy, Sampirisi found playing opportunities to be limited upon graduating to the Rossoneri senior squad. A move to fellow Serie A side Genoa last season resulted in the 19-year old flourishing at right full back for his new club, and his performances have not gone unnoticed by other top European sides.
Sampirisi's agent, Giuseppe Riso, told tuttomercatoweb that Sir Alex Ferguson and Champions League defending champions Chelsea are two parties that have registered their interest in his client.
"Chelsea and Manchester United interested in him? Yeah, they sent their scouts to follow him live but I don't know if they'll try to take him in January," he revealed.
As comfortable in possession as he is taking it away from opposition attackers, the defender put on an admirable showing against Stephen El Shaarawy upon his return to the San Siro recently, and Riso expressed confidence that Sampirisi would be a Premier League success.
"Genoa do not want to sell. But I am not surprised that the Premier League clubs have their eye on him. Mario has the typical physique that British teams like," he explained.
"But also some Italian clubs are following him."