£38m Liverpool target ‘accepts’ Premier League transfer as ‘intrigued’ Klopp plots raid on Juventus

Lewis Oldham
Liverpool, Newcastle and Man Utd-linked Federico Chiesa

According to reports, Juventus winger Federico Chiesa would “accept” a move to the Premier League amid interest from Liverpool, Man Utd and Newcastle.

The 25-year-old made a name for himself during the delayed European Championships in 2021 as he has included in the team of the tournament.

Chiesa suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury at the start of 2022 and this was the start of him enduring a tough spell at Juventus.

The Italy international was involved in ten goals in his 33 outings during the 2022/23 campaign but he was limited to just six starts in Serie A.

His lack of game time has fuelled talk linking him with a £38m move to the Premier League, with him admired by Newcastle and Man Utd.

Liverpool are well-covered in attacking areas but Jurgen Klopp is said to be ‘very intrigued’ by potential target Chiesa. 

Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio is now reporting that Juventus are “open to letting Chiesa go” this summer.

“Any Juventus player could leave due to the situation without Europe and the financial problems. They will be willing to listen to offers,” Di Marzio told kelbet.it

“They are open to letting Chiesa go because his relationship with Massimiliano Allegri is not that strong and this year he has played in different positions and not in the ones he likes.”

He has also claimed that Chiesa “would accept” a switch to the Premier League.

“The problem is that he didn’t play much last season, so I don’t know if the top clubs in the Premier League will spend big money on Chiesa without knowing his physical situation. Last year he had a lot of problems,” Di Marzio added.

Liverpool wanted him two years ago. They spoke to his father about him, but he preferred to stay in Italy.

“It’s different now. He would accept a Premier League club.”

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Liverpool are unlikely to prioritise a move for Chiesa as they are keen to sign one or two more midfielders.

They have been linked with Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch in recent months and he has now openly admitted that he “wants to play more”.

“I had expected that I would get more chances and minutes than I eventually got. I had done very good preparation and thought I deserved it,” Gravenberch told De Telegraaf.

“I just want to play more, preferably at Bayern Munich. And otherwise at a club where I play 100 per cent. That’s my preference. Because I don’t want to have another year like the one I’ve had now. One like that. One season is good, I really learned a lot. But I just want to play football.”

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