Federico Chiesa is in his second season at Juventus after arriving at the club from Fiorentina in 2020, on a two-year loan deal with an obligation to buy.

The 24-year-old started for the Turin club in their 4-0 defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

He could have been featuring for Chelsea yesterday, if the Old Lady had accepted the west London club’s huge proposal in the summer.

The Italy international managed 15 goals and 11 assists in his debut season for the Serie A side and his performances caught the attention of the Champions League winners.

That’s all according to Calciomercato, Thomas Tuchel’s side ‘have shown interest’ in Euro 2020 winner and were ‘ready to make an important investment’ to acquire his services.

The title mentions a ‘monster offer’ and within the report, it’s explained the Premier League side have been willing to spend as much as €100m on Chiesa, a similar figure they invested to bring Romelu Lukaku back from Inter Milan.

However, there was a ‘firm no’ from Juventus, who ‘rely’ on the player for present and the future. This all feels like an effort to hype the player and Juve’s commitment to keeping him, and using Chelsea interest as the vehicle.

Chiesa has three goals and three assists in 14 matches this season.