CM: Milan target Chiesa could renew at Fiorentina as no team in Italy can afford him

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan can not currently afford a move for Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa as things stand but sales could change things, a report claims.

As Calciomercato.com notes, Fiorentina’s president Rocco Commisso admitted on Sunday night that he is open to the sale of Chiesa for the right price.

“I already said, if the right offers arrive he will leave. We have had offers from abroad, but nothing concrete and he wants to stay in Italy,” he said.

The problem is that La Viola value his card at around €60-70million despite the fact his contract expires in 2022, and no Italian club can reach that amount at the moment, or even €50m.

Given the complications regarding his renewal however, it cannot be ruled out that an operation could be carried out on a loan with the obligation to buy inserted and payments spread over several years, but as long as the figure for the obligation is below €60m.

Most of Italy’s top clubs like Chiesa, but nobody has an easy path to land him. Roma are working on other targets, while Inter have spent €40m on Hakimi and do not really play with a right winger.

Milan are not in a better position than Inter from an economic point of view and only in the case of Lucas Paqueta’s sale could they decide to divert money to Chiesa instead of a central defender.

There could be only two clubs that, economically, could satisfy Fiorentina’s requests: Juventus and Napoli. The Bianconeri are the most viable track as they could sell one of Douglas Costa and/or Bernardeschi to sign Chiesa.

The Azzurri, on the other hand, could present their own offer if they were to sell Milik, although they are encountering great difficulties in doing so.

Therefore, it appears the most important match for Chiesa and Fiorentina will not be played on the pitch, but around a desk, to discuss his renewal.

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