Owner of Serie A giants names €100m+ asking price for Liverpool target

Date published: Saturday 6th July 2019 4:21

Liverpool and Juventus have been told that they must pay over €100million to land Italy playmaker Federico Chiesa.

Several outlets have stated that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is looking to replace Xherdan Shaqiri this summer.

The Swiss international could depart Anfield due to a lack of consistent game time, and Chiesa has been repeatedly touted as a possible replacement.

The Italian winger is one of the biggest prospects in Serie A, and after Fiorentina finished a disappointing 16th in the league, many expected him to move on to bigger things – with Juventus and Inter Milan most seriously linked.

La Viola recently attempted to quash speculation by claiming that that Chiesa will be staying in Florence in a club statement via their website, insisting that he is a cornerstone of their project.

Now, new Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso has hit back at speculation surrounding his club’s prized asset.

“I will not make the same mistake with Chiesa that was made with Baggio. Roby Baggio was the greatest player ever and they sold him just for money,” he is quoted as saying.

“I don’t know if there are any particular clauses in Chiesa’s contract, but as far as I am concerned, he is our champion and I won’t sell him even for €100m.”

The 21-year-old winger has scored 22 goals in 113 appearances for them over three years and is under contract until 2022.

 

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