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In Focus: Liverpool should steer clear of Chiesa because of extortionate fee

According to reports in Italian media outlet La Stampa, via Tuttomercatoweb, Liverpool have been told they must pay €60m (approximately £53m) if they want to sign Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa in the summer.

What’s the word, then?

Well, La Stampa, via Tuttomercatoweb, says that the Serie A outfit view the attacker as the jewel in their crown, and Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Inter Milan, Juventus, Napoli, Roma and Paris Saint-Germain are all monitoring the 20-year-old.

However La Stampa, via Tuttomercatoweb, says that because the forward has only recently extended his stay with the Viola until 2022, it will take at least £53m to prise him away.

How has Chiesa done this season?

Despite only turning 20 years of age in October, the winger is already a regular in the Fiorentina side.

In 15 Serie A appearances this term, the versatile attacker has scored four goals and provided a further three assists.

Chiesa has shown his attacking abilities and threat in the final third and according to Squawka he has created 16 chances, winning 25 fouls and successfully completing 18 of the 33 take-ons he has attempted.

Would he be a good signing for Liverpool?

He certainly could be in the future, yes.

The 20-year-old looks to have plenty of potential and quality, but you would have to question whether the Reds need him considering the wealth of attacking options they already have.

With Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain just some of the options available to Jurgen Klopp right now, you wouldn’t think that they need Chiesa – especially for what would be a club-record fee.

If he is to cost more than £50m, you would expect the Merseyside outfit to steer clear and expect to concentrate on strengthening their backline next summer.

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