Transfer News: Juventus hand Chelsea a blow in their pursuit of Federico Chiesa
The Italian international was a standout player in the summer as the Azzurri won the European Championship under Roberto Mancini. His performances in the tournament have not gone unnoticed with both Chelsea and Liverpool keeping tabs.
Juventus, however, are in no mood to play ball. The Italian giants are looking to begin a new era of dominance under Massimilano Allegri and consider Chiesa an untouchable part of their project.
Capable of playing on either wing and also upfront, Chiesa is an intelligent player with pace to burn. His reading of the game coupled with his attacking nous makes him a difficult player to mark.
His ability to run behind defences into space would have made him a key player for Chelsea. However, it would appear we now have to look elsewhere. Chelsea does have excellent wingers but none of them has the directness that Chiesa brings to the field.
Juventus lost Cristiano Ronaldo earlier in the summer and have endured a difficult start to the season. It can be argued that Chiesa could be the pivot around whom the team for the upcoming years can be built.
According to the report, Juventus will not part ways with their prodigious winger for any cost. This if anything should shut the door on Chelsea’s hopes of bringing him to the Bridge, at least for now.
Liverpool made a punt to land him earlier in the summer. The player’s representatives, however, revealed that he has no intentions of moving to England. With him keen to stay in Italy, Juventus appear to have little to worry about.
More Chelsea News
- Chelsea star Christian Pulisic ready to step up injury rehab during the international break
- Transfer News: Real Madrid preparing a lucrative offer for Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger
- Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel opens up on making it as a coach following a career-ending injury at the age of 24
Chiesa would have been an excellent addition to the Blues squad. Unfortunately it is not just up to us as to whether he will make the move. Who we go for instead remains to be seen.
Loan Watch: PL club’s boss explains why talented Chelsea loanee has been missing from action recently
Norwich boss Daniel Farke explains the situation surrounding Chelsea loanee Billy Gilmour and his recent lack of playing time Speaking...
“Worth every penny”- Several Chelsea fans rejoice as 29-year-old star fires Blues to PL summit with derby win
Chelsea fans react as Edouard Mendy stars in 1-0 win over Brentford A number of rival stars questioned earlier this...
“I’m not into these”- Tuchel brutally disregards Ballon d’Or even with five Chelsea nominees
Thomas Tuchel gives honest verdict of Ballon d’Or with five Chelsea players nominated Speaking in a press conference (h/t The...
Report: Former Chelsea superstar now in La Liga could be receptive to sensational Stamford Bridge return
Eden Hazard could be open to returning to Chelsea in the summer transfer window According to The Express, Real Madrid...
“I was our top scorer”- Former Chelsea striker still baffled why Tuchel didn’t hand him playing time this year
Olivier Giroud questions his lack of opportunities at Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel According to The Athletic (Subscription Required) [h/t The...
“I am not happy”- Tuchel shows clear frustration at veteran Chelsea superstar’s late return from international duty
Thomas Tuchel unhappy with Thiago Silva’s late return to Chelsea According to Sky Sports, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has admitted...