Juventus may let Federico Chiesa leave next summer if they receive an offer in the region of €150m (£127m), according to Gianni Balzarini.
The Italian journalist claims Juve would be tempted to sell the 23-year-old for such a figure if the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and other “big” clubs get involved in a bidding war:
“Will an auction be triggered? Probably, yes. We must be realistic and think that his name is probably in the sights of big teams. It will be necessary to understand what Juve will do. If you get a PSG, Chelsea or Manchester City with €150m, it’s hard to say no.”
Reports in Germany over the summer suggested that the Blues did table a €100m offer for Chiesa, but those claims were never substantiated in the English or Italian media.
The Italian international is undoubtedly one of Europe’s most in-demand players, but it is difficult to say whether Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich would sanction an offer that would smash the club’s current transfer record.
Chiesa is actually still on loan at Juventus from Fiorentina, but his move will be made permanent next July, when it is believed teams will try to tempt the Serie A side into selling up.