Agent-less Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal target moves to offer update on future

Date published: Saturday 9th May 2020 11:15 - Matthew Briggs

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Federico Chiesa says he is in no hurry to leave Florence after talk of a move to Manchester United Arsenal and Chelsea emerged.

The 22-year-old forward, who says he does not have an agent, was linked with the three English giants by Radio Toscana after Fiorentina director general Joe Barone admitted Chiesa’s future was up in the air.

Barone told Radio Toscana via The Sun: “We’ll see what his future will be at the end of the season.

“He is sought-after by Italian clubs, but also from foreign ones.”

Italy international Chiesa though played down suggestions that he is discussions over a exit from Fiorentina.

“There are no negotiations, there is Fiorentina,” Chiesa told Corriere dello Sport. “I do not have an agent, so I speak to the club and my father (former Fiorentina and Parma striker Enrico Chiesa) is always by my side. He is like my personal assistant!

“We never even considered hiring an agent, but I don’t know if that will continue in future. The rumour linking me with Francesco Totti’s agency was fake news and he was the first to contact the club to clarify that.

“I’ve spoken so much to the president, Joe Barone and Daniele Prade over the last year, but I am concentrated only on the present. I focus on working every day, achieving immediate objectives, first and foremost securing safety. We just hope to get back to playing and the rest will follow.”

Chiesa, whose contract expires in 2022, has scored as scored seven goals and registered five assists in 26 appearances for La Viola this season and one for the Italy national side in a European Championships qualifier.


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