Chiesa Turned Down Saudi Offers Earlier in the Summer

Federico Chiesa received multiple bids from Saudi Arabia at the start of the window, but he didn’t really consider them. He’s eager to bounce back with Juventus after a tough year. The sides had to pivot toward different wingers.

Per TuttoSport (via OneFootball), Al-Ittihad, Al-Hilal, Al-Alhi, and Al-Nassr reached out to his agent Fali Ramadani a month and a half ago. They tendered three-year contracts with €20M annual wages. However, he wasn’t interested in the destination.

The teams in question eventually lured Allan Saint-Maximin, Riyad Mahrez, and others with that budget. Instead, Chiesa will likely stay at Juventus, even though some Premier League sides inquired earlier in the summer.

The Italian attacker seems determined to bounce back in Turin after a forgettable campaign following an ACL tear. He earned the praise of the coaches during the pre-season retreat and was one of their liveliest players in the first friendly against Milan.

Our Take on Chiesa and Juventus

Even if not yet close, there’s been more traction concerning the sale of Dusan Vlahovic, while the rumor mill has been quiet about him lately. Albeit understandable from the technical standpoint, and he’s naturally poised to do much better than in 2022/2023, the matter is more urgent since his contract is up in 2025, but there’s been no report about extension talks happening.

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