Fiorentina striker Federico Chiesa reportedly wants to sign for Chelsea, despite interest from both Tottenham and Liverpool.
Chiesa has fast become one of the most sought after young strikers in world football after impressing for Fiorentina this season with an impressive eleven goals and eight assists in 29 appearances for the Seria A giants.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is looking to add another striker to the attack as they simply cannot rely on Harry Kane every week, while Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp knows he must add strength in depth to the squad if he wants to challenge for more than just a Premier League title next season.
But according to reports on The Sun, the £70 million rated striker is keen to make the switch to Stamford Bridge and work under boss Maurizio Sarri, who plays the kind of football that most young players would like.
However, the reports go on the say that the impeding transfer ban that we are facing this coming transfer window may scupper any possible deal, meaning the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool could still swoop in and try to seal a deal if possible.
Meanwhile, Juventus star Gonzalo Higuaín has dropped a massive hint that he wants to secure a permanent move to the club at the end of the season.
Higuaín ended months of speculation regarding his future in the January window by securing a loan move to Stamford Bridge until the end of the season, after the Argentine struggled to score the kind of goals at AC Milan that he managed while at Champions Juventus.
The likes of Federico Chiesa, Harry Kane and Krystoph Piatek have all been linked with possible moves to Stamford Bridge, but with the club facing a two-year transfer ban we may have to re-think their plans and get Higuaín signed up.
And the Argentine has dropped a massive hint that he is willing to stay in West London, by admitting he is hoping to help get the club back into the Champions League for next season.
‘Obviously there have been some disappointments with my country, because we have not had luck in the World Cup,’ he said on the Metro website
‘But with my clubs I’m very happy with my career. Playing in the three best leagues in the world – Italy, Spain, England – is not within the reach of many players.
‘So I’m very proud of that. Personally I am satisfied, but I still have a dream to win the Champions League. It’s the missing one for me. But I can’t think about winning that yet. First we have to get there. It’s very important for Chelsea to be in that competition next season.’
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