Latest Aston Villa transfer news as details of interest in Federico Chiesa of Juventus emerges after the summer windows
Aston Villa were willing to smash their transfer record for Juventus winger Federico Chiesa, it has been claimed.
Villa were linked with a potential move for the 25-year-old over the summer, but no move materialised and the Italian stayed put at Juventus.
That was not for the want of trying, though, and Romeo Agresti of Goal, has given an update on Villa’s attempts to sign Chiesa.
It’s said there was “no shortage of interest” from England, and that Villa wanted to “put around €70m in the pot” to sign Chiesa from Juventus. Despite their attempts, however, no discussions ever “came to fruition”.
It was perhaps a blessing in disguise for Villa, who then swooped for Moussa Diaby for Bayer Leverkusen. The winger has made a fine start to life at Villa Park, and is already proving himself to be value for money with his early performances. He has scored two goals and assisted another in his first four Premier League appearances.
Chiesa, meanwhile, will reportedly be given a new contract in the coming months to avoid doubts over his future in the January transfer window. That could bring a permanent end to any potential interest Villa have in making another move for the Italy international.
He has scored 24 goals in 97 appearances for Juventus, having joined them from Fiorentina – initially on loan – in the summer of 2020. He has netted twice in three Serie A games this term.
The winger was a crucial part of the Italy team that beat England in the delayed Euro 2020 final back in the summer of 2021, playing a starring role as the Italians won the final 1-0 at Wembley Stadium.
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