Report: Liverpool shortlist Federico Chiesa but face stiff competition from three clubs

Federico Chiesa of Italy looks on during a training session at Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano on March 20, 2019 in Florence, Italy.

The young Italian is reportedly on Liverpool's radar.

Federico Chiesa of ACF Fiorentina reacts during the Serie A match between FC Crotone and Benevento Calcio at Stadio Artemio Franchi on September 24, 2017 in Florence, Italy.

According to a report from Italian media outlet TuttoMercatoWeb, Fiorentina ace Federico Chiesa is a prime summer transfer target for Liverpool.

The 21-year-old winger racked up 12 goals and nine assists in 41 appearances for the Italian outfit last season, and he would be an exceptional addition for the Reds.

 

TuttoMercatoWeb claims that Liverpool have shortlisted the Italian as a potential summer signing, but they will face competition from a plethora of elite clubs including Juventus, Roma and AC Milan.

He will not come cheap, hwoever, with Italian publication Corriere dello Sport claiming that he will not be sold for anything less than €70 million (£62 million), but Liverpool will easily be able to afford that fee.

Federico Chiesa of ACF Fiorentina in action during the Serie A match betweenACF Fiorentina and Genoa CFC at Stadio Artemio Franchi on December 17, 2017 in Florence, Italy.

Chiesa is technically gifted, and has a keen eye for goal as well as possessing exceptional vision.

The Italian also has bags of pace, and he would provide real competition for Liverpool's current front three.

Whilst £62 million sounds like a lot of money, in today's day and age it would actually represent decent value for someone with Chiesa's ability, and if Liverpool can beat the Italian giants to his signature, Jurgen Klopp will have a seriously good player on his hands.

Federico Chiesa of ACF Fiorentina in action during the Serie A match betweenACF Fiorentina and Genoa CFC at Stadio Artemio Franchi on December 17, 2017 in Florence, Italy.

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