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Man City step into chase for Chiesa

Manchester City have reportedly registered an interest in Chelsea target Federico Chiesa.

Federico Chiesa
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Manchester City have reportedly registered an interest in Chelsea target Federico Chiesa.

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Manchester City have reportedly registered an interest in Chelsea target Federico Chiesa.

The right winger scored two goals in seven appearances as Italy picked up their second major tournament trophy this century, with their Euro 2020 win.

His brilliant performances this summer have seen him linked with Chelsea and the Blues started the bidding with an €100million (£86.3m) offer for Chiesa last week.

He is currently contracted with Fiorentina but is midway through a two-year loan spell at Juventus.

Chiesa’s loan will become permanent for £36m next summer if certain conditions are met.

Despite Fiorentina, and indeed Juve’s, reluctance to sell him to a Premier League side, Man City are now looking to sign him.

That’s according to Italian source Calciomercato, who claim that Pep Guardiola is a huge admirer of the player’s talents.

They joined the race for his signature ‘in the last few hours’.

City’s main aim in the summer window is to sign a new striker, following the departure of club legend Sergio Aguero.

But Pep is apparently hoping to sign Chiesa to improve his options on the right wing.

The manager can already rely on Riyad Mahrez and Ferran Torres in that position. Bernardo Silva can also play there if needed.

But with Torres increasingly being used as a centre-forward, Pep’s pursuit of Chiesa might not be a sign of greed after all.

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