Chelsea's Chiesa chase boosted as Juventus struggle
Chelsea are ready to capitalise on Juventus' struggles to launch an £85million swoop for Federico Chiesa.
Chiesa impressed during Italy's Euro 2020 triumph but has endured a frustrating second season on loan at Juventus.
Injuries have derailed the 24-year-old's campaign and he has found the net just once in 12 league games.
A thigh problem sustained in Saturday's home defeat to Atalanta could now rule him out until after Christmas.
Chiesa's form is one of many concerns for coach Max Allegri, with the Old Lady struggling to stay in top-four contention and suffering off-the-field issues.
Should Juve fail to stem the tide and miss out on qualification for next season's Champions League, Chiesa could be offloaded to balance the books.
Chelsea are strong contenders to sign the highly-rated forward when Juventus' loan deal with parent club Fiorentina expires at the end of the season.
Clauses in Chiesa's contract mean the Italian giants are obligated to purchase the Genoa-born talent for £34m.
But according to reports, an agreement may be struck with the Blues to keep all parties happy with the ex-Fiorentina ace moving to London in a mega-bucks deal that would see Juve more than double their money.
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