Suitors Must Splurge for Chiesa Amid Juventus Standoff

Federico Chiesa might leave Juventus this summer as the negotiation to extend his contract is making very little progress. However, the suitors would still need to spend a considerable sum to lure him away. He has been attached primarily to Roma and Napoli but might be too expensive for the former, Il Messaggero reported.

The Bianconeri value their star €40M. Moreover, he asks for a pay raise compared to his current €5M salary. That’s what caused the relationship with his side to stiffen up. He’s searching for €7M annually, which might be problematic for his Italian suitors.

According to Alfredo Pedullà, Chiesa would be keener on joining Napoli rather than Roma if he were to flee Juventus. Daniele De Rossi is a fan, but the Giallorossi didn’t take concrete steps toward signing him after showing initial interest. Moreover, the Turin-based outfit slapped the same price tag on Matias Soulé, who’s on La Lupa’s radar too.

A swap with disgruntled Giovanni Di Lorenzo, with the Bianconeri getting some cash, could become a possibility, but only down the line. His agent Fali Ramadani will be in Italy this week to speak with the Old Lady and other teams.

Our Take on Chiesa

The Bianconeri have been consistent in asking for lofty sums for their players since Cristiano Giuntoli took over and, as a matter of fact, nobody of note has departed yet. Their stance might be fair, but the risk of a Bosman departure will become more tangible later in the summer. His personal demands might deter other Serie A sides.

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