Liverpool are one of three clubs showing ‘strong interest’ in Juventus star Federico Chiesa after his performances for Italy.
That’s according to Calciomercato, who say the Reds are competing with Bayern Munich and Chelsea for Chiesa’s signature.
The Italian was the star of the show for his country at this summer’s Euros, playing a starring role in their eventual success at Wembley.
It’s form he’s carried back onto the club scene, with it explained he recently responded to Max Allegri’s demands for more with a star turn and winning goal in the win over Spezia.
Juventus consider him a ‘real top player’ and the present and future of the club as they build for life post-Cristiano Ronaldo.
His performances in the summer didn’t go unnoticed, though, with him becoming a ‘very sought-after’ player because of them.
Chelsea already made it clear that they were willing to pay €100m for him in the last transfer window, and it’s felt they will try a new assault in the coming months.
Liverpool and Bayern Munich, meanwhile, have only shown a ‘strong interest’ at this moment in time.
This interest does not ‘frighten’ Juventus, who have already made it clear they don’t want to sell and consider the player as ‘at the centre of the village’.
The impression is that they will resist any offers that come in, even if they match the €100m that Chelsea were seemingly willing to put on the table.
Liverpool are very unlikely to ever go that high unless there is a major sale first, but it seems the interest is there from Jurgen Klopp and co nonetheless.