Liverpool is really interested in Federico Chiesa, and their move is not random given the impending summer transfer market. Since last summer, the 23-year-old Italian, whose contract with Juventus is scheduled to end in 2025, has been in talks to sign a new contract. Webbley notes that "sources confirm they have yet to agree on the salary," but "negotiations have stalled." Given the uncertainty surrounding the future of their star winger Mohamed Salah—who has been repeatedly linked to a transfer to Al-Ittihad in the Saudi Pro League—this standoff has Liverpool on high alert.
Liverpool's will to stay at the top of European football is demonstrated by their willingness to consider replacing Salah with a player of Chiesa's calibre. Chiesa's skill and adaptability on the wing may provide the Reds with a potent new avenue for attack.