Chelsea 'FAIL with £85m bid for Juventus star Federico Chiesa'

Chelsea ‘FAIL with £85m bid for Federico Chiesa’ as Juventus remain unwilling to open talks with clubs over winger they signed last summer… with Bayern Munich also interested in Italian Euro 2020 winner

  • Juventus forward Federico Chiesa starred for Italy as they won Euro 2020 
  • The 23-year-old only joined Juventus last summer on a two-year loan deal 
  • Chelsea reportedly submitted an £85m bid but the Serie A side refuse to sell 
  • Juventus will sign Chiesa for a further £34m at the end of the 2021-22 season 
  • Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here

Chelsea have reportedly failed with an £85million bid to sign Federico Chiesa, with Juventus ruling out any possibility of selling the forward this summer.  

The 23-year-old starred for Italy and was named in UEFA’s Euro 2020 Team of the Tournament after Roberto Mancini’s men won the tournament, beating England in the final on penalties.

Chiesa only joined Juventus last summer on a two-year loan deal worth £8.5m (€10m) with an obligation to buy him for a further £34m (€40m) plus a further £8.5m in bonuses after the end of the 2021-22 season.

Chelsea have reportedly failed with an £85million bid to sign Juventus star Federico Chiesa

The 23-year-old starred for Italy as Roberto Mancini’s men went on to win Euro 2020

But Bild claim that while the Blues have submitted an offer in the region of £85m for the Italy international. However, the Serie A giants have declined to enter negotiations for Chiesa and have dismissed the offer out of hand. 

Chiesa impressed in his first season at the Allianz Stadium, netting 15 goals in 46 appearances across all competitions as Juventus squeezed into the Serie A top four and also won the Coppa Italia.

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have also been linked with a move and boss Julian Nagelsmann played down a move for the ‘outstanding’ Italy star. 

‘He’s good but expensive,’ Nagelsmann told Bild am Sonntag.

Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann has also admitted his admiration for Chiesa

‘He is a super player, because he embodies incredible verve and dynamism,’ added the Bayern coach.

‘I’ve known him for a long time and think he’s outstanding because he’s so carefree, likes to dribble and looks for the finish very quickly. But he also has a very, very big price tag.’ 

His compatriot Thomas Tuchel however is keen to bring in attacking reinforcements in their bid to defend their Champions League crown in the upcoming season.

The Stamford Bridge outfit have been linked with a mega-money move for Erling Haaland, who arrived back at Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday for his first day of pre-season training.

Reports on Tuesday suggested Blues owner Roman Abramovich had released funds to help his club sign the £150m-rated Norway striker, but Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl has refuted claims Haaland will join Chelsea this summer.

Chelsea also want to sign Erling Haaland in a mega-money move from Borussia Dortmund

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