Forza Italian Football editor Conor Clancy has urged Euro 2020 star Federico Chiesa to join Chelsea ahead of their Premier League rivals.
Chiesa, who joined Juventus from Serie A rivals Fiorentina for a potential fee of £54million last October, scored two goals in seven appearances as Italy were crowned European champions last month.
According to German media outlet Bild, Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea made a move for Chiesa as they seek to build on last season’s Champions League win. The report suggests Juventus rejected the offer, thought to be in the region of €100million, from the west London club.
Premier League rivals Liverpool also failed with a similar bid for the 23-year-old, according to La Repubblica.
Italian media outlet Calciomercato have reported Premier League title holders Manchester City, along with Bayern Munich, are keeping tabs on Chiesa as well.
But Serie A expert Clancy, who has watched Chiesa closely during the early years of his career, believes Chiesa would produce his best form at Stamford Bridge.
He told The Transfer Tavern: “I think he would fit in better at Chelsea.
“Obviously, working with Pep Guardiola at City would be unbelievable for him and Italy. But he is the type of player that you don’t want to be part of a bigger system, which you often see with Guardiola teams.”