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Chelsea told by club that any swap deals are off the table.

Chelsea are looking at Fiorentina’s Federico Chiesa as winger options.

Lampard is ushering Chelsea into a new era it seems. Many players who were at the club for quite some time are set to leave. On the other hand, youth academy players are stepping up and finding their roles in the squad.

Willian and Pedro are two players who have been at the club for a better part of the decade now. But it looks like they will leave the club soon. Both Willian and Pedro have their contracts expiring in June 2020. And it looks like it’s the end of the line for them. The likes of Pulisic and Ziyech will be taking over their responsibilities.

Federico Chiesa on the radar for Chelsea
Federico Chiesa on the radar for Chelsea

But the problem which lies for Chelsea is should Lampard go-ahead for another attacking player. Pulisic had an injury just after joining the Blues. While he also had an injury spell at Dortmund. Ziyech too has his experiences with injuries in Ajax.

Chelsea as of now does not have much in terms of backup for either of them. But the club has other positions they need to strengthen up for the first team. Defenders and Goalies are the key priority for the club as of now. But according to rumors Chelsea is also looking to bolster their attacking option.

Fiorentina Federico Chiesa has caught the eye of Frank Lampard. But Fiorentina has made it clear signing him won’t be easy.

Fiorentina are adamant on their stance and only want cash for Chiesa

Florentina want Cash only for Chelsea target Chiesa
Florentina want Cash only for Chelsea target Chiesa

Chiesa is one of the emerging players in the Serie A. He is the best player in Viola’s squad. He was also a part of the top 15 players of Serie A this season. The 22-year-old has shown potential and a desire for victory in his game.

He has 7 goals and 5 assists in 23 appearances for Fiorentina. Inter and Juventus are also keeping tabs on the player’s future. According to Gazzetta dello Sport Chelsea have held talks with Fiorentina regarding Chiesa.

However, getting him won’t be easy. Fiorentina is at 13 in the table and needs cash desperately. With that in mind, they have made peace with the fact that Chiesa might leave soon. But they want to maximize on his departure.

Fiorentina has given a price tag of 50 million for Chiesa’s suitors. Also, the club has declined any player swaps for Chiesa and wants cash only in exchange for his services. Something to keep in mind here is that the player to has ambitions to leave.

Chiesa has started learning English in case of a move to the Premier League. Chelsea could try and negotiate a lesser price for the player, but they still would have to pay a figure around 50 million.

Author’s Take

While the fact that Chiesa has started learning English is in Chelsea’s favor. Lampard has already signed 2 wingers after joining the Blues. If he does not address his side’s defensive problems it can become an issue in the future. Chelsea is also being linked to players like Upamecano, Tagliafico, Chillwell, and Roman Burki.

If they go for Chiesa now it might affect their other pursuits in terms of financial limitations. Also, Chiesa’s contract with Fiorentina is until 2022. They can try to move for the player next season too. All in all this move has few changes in being completed in this window.

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