Chelsea-linked Italy international Federico Chiesa is allegedly ‘untouchable’ at the Serie A club Juventus and will be going nowhere.
The 23-year-old star was one of the players of the tournament at UEFA Euro 2020 as he helped his country win their first European Championship since 1968.
Federico is currently halfway through a two-year loan stint in Turin from Fiorentina. The Bianconeri have an obligation to permanently sign the player next year.
That summer deal could be worth as much as £43 million, and it has been stated they have rejected an offer from the west Londoners almost twice as much.
Liverpool and Bayern Munich have also both been mentioned with an interest in the star.
But the attacker is a key part of returning Juve head coach Massimiliano Allegri’s plan for his side, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The journalist wrote: “Juventus have no intention to open talks with any club for Federico Chiesa. Chelsea, Bayern… there’s no chance. He’s considered ‘untouchable’.
“Juve paid €10m loan fee in 2020… and will pay €40m to Fiorentina in 2022 as obligation to buy + €10m add ons.”
Russian chairman Roman Abramovich is prepared to splash the cash this summer’s transfer market after Chelsea lifted the UEFA Champions League title for the second time.
And the Premier League giants are believed to have tabled an £85 million offer to sign the forward, though the Old Lady refused to entertain the offer.
Die Roten boss Julian Nagelsmann previously spoke of his admiration for Federico, though the German tactician conceded that he could prove too costly.
Julian said: “Chiesa is a great player, I think he’s extraordinary. He’s very fast with very good dribbling and finishing, but he also has a very, very high price tag.”
In other news, Inter have reportedly made their stance clear on forward Romelu Lukaku amid rumoured Chelsea interest, with the player rated at no lower than €120m by the Nerazzurri.
This is according to the Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who claim that the London outfit are seriously monitoring the striker’s situation, though the club hope to keep him and the star’s desire is to stay at Inter.
Chelsea are planning to add a new number nine to their squad this summer, and Romelu is one of the first players on their list of targets.