Fiorentina director pours cold water on Chiesa rumours: “We have never talked to Milan”

By Oliver Fisher -

The name generating the most attention at the moment regarding Milan’s incoming market is Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa.

Sunday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) reported that Fiorentina have opened up to the sale of Federico Chiesa, who does not seem willing to renew his contract which expires in 2022.

They claimed that €60million would be needed for Chiesa, but that the price tag could move closer to €40m towards the end of the window as Rocco Commisso realises that hanging onto assets that will only decrease in price (due to the contract situation) is dangerous.

Now, after Paolo Maldini denied having opened talks with La Viola over Chiesa on Monday, Fiorentina’s sporting director Daniele Prade has also commented on the speculation.

Speaking to Sportitalia, he said (via MilanLive): “There is no negotiation for Chiesa. We have never talked to Milan.”

It is possible that Milan could try to use a formula similar to that used for Sandro Tonali; a paid loan with option/obligation to buy.


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