Juventus closer to a Chiesa deal

There are differing reports on the state of negotiations between Juventus and Fiorentina over Federico Chiesa, as some have a deal closer than others.

Sky Sport Italia maintain that although talks are continuing today, there is still nowhere near an agreement reached.

Gianluca Di Marzio insists Juve offered Mattia De Sciglio and Daniele Rugani as part of an exchange, but that the only player Fiorentina were interested in was Merih Demiral.

The Turkey international is not for sale, having also been the subject of approaches from the Premier League.

Sportitalia and Gazzetta dello Sport transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà, on the other hand, suggests the Viola have accepted the basic structure of the switch.

It would be a paid loan for circa €10-12m with obligation to buy for a further €50m, with payment spread out over four annual instalments.

The clubs are therefore now discussing the exact terms of that deal, for example quite how long it would take Juve to pay the full €60m.

Chiesa has already accepted the €5m per year salary package on offer and above all wants to play in Andrea Pirlo’s team.

The Italy international has repeatedly refused to sign a new contract with Fiorentina and the current deal only runs to June 2022.

Juve need to raise the funds for this operation by selling Douglas Costa, Rugani and De Sciglio, with Sami Khedira negotiating an early contract termination.

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