Juventus ‘reject £86MILLION Liverpool bid for Italy star Federico Chiesa after the winger’s scintillating performances during the Azzurri’s successful Euro 2020 campaign’
- Reports in Italy suggest that Liverpool have made a blockbuster £86m offer
- Chiesa was one of the star players of this summer’s European Championship
- The flying winger won two man-of-the-match awards during the tournament
Juventus have reportedly rejected a stunning £86million Liverpool bid for star winger Federico Chiesa.
According to Italian paper Repubblica, Liverpool have offered 100million euros, which would have made it the joint-eighth most expensive deal of all time, matching those which took Gareth Bale to Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.
That purported price would have made Chiesa the second-most expensive player of all time to move to a Premier League team, after Paul Pogba’s transfer to Manchester United, but the Italian giants are said to have turned the Reds down.
Juventus have reportedly rejected an £86million bid for star winger Federico Chiesa (left)
Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is thought to have considered Chiesa perfect for his 4-3-3 system
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is thought to have considered the versatile winger perfect for his 4-3-3 system, playing alongside or potentially replacing Sadio Mane and Mo Salah.
But new Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri, who returned to the club in May on a four-year deal two years after leaving, is said to consider Chiesa ‘non-transferable’, with club president Andrea Agnelli backing that decision.
The 23-year-old is considered one of the hottest properties in Europe after a series of scintillating performances at this summer’s European Championship tournament.
Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri is understood to believe Chiesa is a ‘non-transferable’ player
The Italian, 23, was one of the outstanding players at this summer’s Euro 2020 tournament
Roberto Mancini’s Italy won the competition, beating England 3-2 on penalties in the final, with Chiesa to the fore throughout and justifiably named in the UEFA Team of the Tournament.
He was man-of-the-match against Wales, scored against Austria, then was man-of-the-match and scored against Spain in the semi-final, before a fine attacking performance against the Three Lions in the final before he went off injured.
Repubblica later stated that a concrete offer for the 32-cap international, son of former Italy striker Enrico, was ‘inevitable’ after Euro 2020.