Fiorentina are prepared to offer a double-your-money new contract to Federico Chiesa, to ward off interest from the likes of Liverpool.
Italian winger Chiesa is on the radar of several top clubs across Europe, having impressed consistently for three seasons in Serie A. The 21-year-old has provided six goals and three assists from 33 appearances in the league this season.
Liverpool have reportedly already made enquiries for Chiesa as an attacking reinforcement, although they face competition from Juventus and Bayern Munich. Fiorentina, though, want to keep their prize asset, and have slapped a €70m price tag on his shoulders.
Now, Gazzetta Dello Sport, via Inside Futbol, claim that La Viola have gone one step further in their efforts to keep Chiesa at the club. Fiorentina are ready to improve the attacker’s wages by almost double in a new contract offer.
Although he is already contracted until 2022, Fiorentina believe they can persuade Chiesa to reject Liverpool’s advances by increasing his salary from €1.7m to over €3m. Aware that they are unable to offer him European football next season, with the side languishing in 12th due to a hefty number of draws across the campaign, they are desperate to find a way of keeping hold of him.
The hope is that by increasing his wages to somewhere in the region of what bigger clubs could offer, Chiesa could be persuaded to stay for one more year.
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