Fiorentina ace Federico Chiesa has grown frustrated with life at Italian outfit, according to an Italian outlet Calciomercato, with Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur apparently keen on signing one of his country’s rising stars.
The blistering 21-year-old winger is one of the brightest young prospects in Serie A and the leading light of a Viola team who are destined for a poor second half finish after a disastrous campaign on and off the pitch.
And, in spit eof suggestions that Federico could captain Fiorentina in 2019/20 season, Calciomercato reports that the star has grown tired of the ‘climate of tension’ at the club and is now giving real consideration to walking away.
Corriere dello Sport stated recently that the Reds are big admirers of the 11-time Italy international, although the club would have to pay a club record £86m with Viola determined to make a massive profit for their prized asset.
Tottenham Hotspur are interested too, according to a British tabloid outlet the Sun, and the club could have an advantage over their UCL final opponents considering that Chiesa is interested in living in London.
The technically gifted forward, son of former Italy forward Enrico, has 12 goals and nine assists this campaign.
Meantime, Liverpool have been connected with a move for 17-year-old defensive sensation Xavier Mbuyamba of second tier Dutch side MVV Maastricht, according to a Dutch football magazine Voetbal International.
Competition is very strong as a number of European clubs have been monitoring him, including Porto, Chelsea, Celtic and Bayern Munich.
Juventus have made a decision to decline to listen to proposals for rumoured Liverpool target attacker Paulo Dybala for the moment as the club deliberate their summer options.
Paulo has endured a difficult campaign at Juventus and has been connected with a transfer away from the Italian heavyweights ahead of the summer transfer market.
It has been claimed that the Serie A champions could cash in on the South American forward to add to their summer transfer kitty.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have both been connected with holding an interest in the former Palermo player.
But according to an Italian outlet Tutto Juve, the Old Lady have decided against entertaining any offers for Paulo for the moment.
The Juventus board have not taken a final decision on his future and are interested in accessing their options ahead of the summer transfer market.
They want to take everything into consideration before considering proposals to sell the forward in the coming months.
Bundesliga heavyweights Bayern Munich have also been keeping a close eye on Dybala ahead of the summer.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are keen on Celta Vigo star Maxi Gomez, and an Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb claims that Tottenham Hotspur are also pursuing the 22-year-old forward.
Maxi would not come on the cheap as the South American star has a €50m exit clause, and the report also claims that the Celta star turned down a move to West Ham in the January transfer market.
Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are set to fight it out for the UEFA Champions League final too, and it will be very interesting to see where Maxi ends up at the end of the campaign.
Sporting CP have reignited their interest in Liverpool forward Rafael Camacho, who is determined to leave Anfield this summer transfer window.
Rafael, who has just a one year remaining on his existing contract at Anfield outfit, wants to make the transfer away from the Reds as he’s claimed to view it as his best route to regular senior team action.
As such, the 18-year-old ace has drawn interest from a host of clubs, including Sporting CP, where he spent his formative years before switching to England.
In spite of their persistent interest in Rafael, the Lions could face competition from both Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid and fellow Liga NOS heavyweights SL Benfica in the hunt for the Liverpool talent.
And according to a Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, Marcel Keizer’s side made contact with Liverpool management the previous week, starting negotiations to sign Camacho.
Sporting CP came close to signing Camacho in the January transfer market, but Jurgen Klopp blocked the star’s exit.
But now the Lisbon-based giants are making a fresh push to take Rafael Camacho to his native Portugal.
In other news, according to journalist David Ornstein on BBC Radio Five Live Sport, Belgian star Divock Origi will not be departing Liverpool this summer – regardless of whether he pens a new contract or not.
Origi’s worth to the Reds has increased as the campaign has progressed, and Divock played a starring role versus Barcelona in the UCL recently.
The Independent have reported that the club have offered Origi fresh terms, with his current contract due to expire in the summer of 2020.
The forward still has not committed his long-term future at Anfield, but coach Jurgen Klopp is determined to keep the player around.