In the midst of Eden Hazard’s move to La Liga giants Real Madrid, Chelsea are reportedly ready to fork out as much as £69 million for Federico Chiesa this summer.
The Fiorentina winger was impressive in the Serie A and has caught the attention of the English Premier club. The Italian international could most likely be the answer to Chelsea’s need as Hazard is certain to make a move to the Bernabeu after the Europa League against Arsenal on May 29th. It appears that this game against Arsenal will be the winger’s last for the Blues.
The 21-year-old Chiesa has scored 12 goals and three assists this season and is no longer surprising that Chelsea are keen on acquiring him. The wily winger could be the answer to Chelsea’s woes at the moment.
However, Juventus are also eager to sign the youngster and are reportedly already in talks to inked the winger. Juve have reportedly put forward the strongest bid so far for Chiesa. This puts Chelsea behind the Italian giants. Despite the news, the Blues are ready to dish out a huge sum for the winger. Chelsea fans can only hope that the club will up their bid for Chiesa and win in this transfer war.
In related news, Hazard will officially announce his move to Bernabeau from Stamford Bridge after the Blue’s Europa League final against Arsenal. The 28-year-old is set to start a new career with Real Madrid in Spain in a deal that is worth about £86million.
The Belgian international has suited up for Chelsea for 351 games in seven seasons. Hazard arrived in the English league from Ligue 1 in 2012. He used to play for Lille before going to Stamford. He has won the Premier League in 2015 and 2017, the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League for the Blues. Last summer, Hazard was part of the Belgian team that had reached the World Cup semi-finals.