Pjanic ‘rejects Chelsea and PSG’
Marca claim that Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has turned down chances to sing for both Chelsea and PSG already this summer.
The Bosnian is known to be keen on a move to Barcelona, but a potential swap deal involving Brazilian midfielder Arthur has seemingly collapsed, with the Barca man set on staying at the Nou Camp.
Chelsea ‘handed boost in Federico Chiesa chase’
Chelsea have been linked with a move for Fiorentina winger and Italy international Federico Chiesa with the Serie A side now hinting at a summer exit.
The 22-year-old has been linked to a host of clubs with Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham also previously linked to his signature, along with the Blues.
Owner Rocco Commisso says that winger Federico Chiesa can leave Fiorentina for the right price during the next transfer window.
Since turning professional at Viola, the 22-year-old has contributed 29 goals from 139 appearances in all competitions, a return which has also earned him international recognition with Italy.
Manchester United and Chelsea are among the clubs said to be interested in the playmaker, and Commisso has suggested that he may be prepared to do business later in 2020.
Speaking at a press conference, Commisso said: “If Chiesa wants, then he can leave, but only for the figure that we set.”
“It’s a different matter for Gaetano Castrovilli, as he told me that he wants to remain in Florence. If Chiesa does go, then Castrovilli can have the Number 10 jersey.”
Chiesa is out of contract in Florence in 2022 and Fiorentina may decide to cash-in on the star this summer.
Chiesa, who has two years left on his contract, has previously suggested that he is prepared to remain in Florence for one more campaign.
Battle for chiwell
Leicester City full-back Ben Chilwell is high on Chelsea’s wanted list this summer but his signing will be a battle, according to a report in the Mirror.
The left-back is said to have a price tag of £80million while clubs from Italy and Spain are also interested in his signing, complicating any move from the Blues.
Chelsea have already secured the signing of Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech this summer and are said to be closing in on RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.
Chilwell is said to be among one of Frank Lampard’s most wanted signings with the futures of Emerson Palmeiri and Marcos Alonso at Stamford Bridge both said to be in doubt.