Barnsley have turned down a bid from an Italian top flight club for teenage forward Fabio Jalo, the Chronicle understands.

The bid is thought to be six figures from the unnamed Serie A club.

There is also understood to be long-standing interest from Premier League clubs but no official bids as of yet.

The Reds are keen to keep hold of the 17-year-old who has a long-term professional contract.

Jalo has played 12 first team games in all competitions, scoring a brace last year at Doncaster Rovers in the EFL Trophy.

He has played for Portugal’s youth teams but is also eligible for England who are thought to be considering selecting him for their under 19s.

Jalo was born in Portugal but has spent much of his life in Yorkshire.