Read Transfer Details: Chelsea Put Money On The Table For Chiesa
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English Premier League (EPL) giants, Chelsea have approached Juventus in a bid to start talks over the transfer of Federico Chiesa, multiple reports have said.
The Italian forward enjoyed an impressive Euro 2020 campaign with winners Italy and has been linked with some of Europe’s biggest clubs this summer.
Chiesa was an essential part of Andrea Pirlo’s plans at Juventus last season, featuring heavily alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in attack.
In his debut campaign after joining on loan from Fiorentina, the 23-year-old made 46 appearances in all competitions, netting 15 goals and registering 11 assists. Chiesa’s deal at Juve includes a €7 million loan for the second season (the 2021/2022 campaign), with a conditional obligation to buy for €40 million plus €10 million in variables.
He has already earned 32 international caps, scoring three goals, with two of them coming in Italy’s triumphant Euro 2020 run.
Chiesa scored the opener against Austria in the last 16 before netting against Spain in the semi-finals, and he was also excellent against England in the final.
His displays this summer have unsurprisingly prompted speculation about a big-money move away from Turin.
However, Juventus seem intent on keeping the exciting winger around under Massimiliano Allegri.
According to BILD’s Christian Falk, Chelsea have asked Juventus for Chiesa and placed £85.1million (€100m) as a basis for negotiation.
However, Falk claims the Serie A outfit have declined talks altogether, with Chiesa seemingly not for sale.
Juventus consider Chiesa ‘untouchable’ as they look to build towards a solid future under the guidance of returning manager Allegri.
Bayern Munich have also been linked with an interest in Chiesa’s signature this summer.
However, new manager Julian Nagelsmann ruled out a move because of his cost.
He had told BILD: “Yes, he’s good, but he’s expensive, too. He’s a top player with incredible drive.
“I’ve known him for a long time and I find him exceptional because he often goes for a one-on-one, he tries to shoot very fast.”
Apart from Chiesa, Chelsea are also believed to be interested in Borussia Dortmund top man, Erling Haaland.
The EPL transfer window open for 12 weeks from June 9 until August 31.