Juventus have rejected a bid from Liverpool to sign winger Federico Chiesa.
The 23-year old was one of the stars of Italy’s successful Euros campaign, producing two man of the match performances.
Jurgen Klopp has identified him as ideal for the 4-3-3 system that he prefers, believing that the winger could either play alongside, or even replace, Mo Salah and Sadio Mané.
However, Max Allegri, who has returned to the manager’s role at Juventus after a two-year absence out of the game, insists that Chiesa is non-transferable.
That is despite the financial situation at the Italian club which has led them to consider selling some of their biggest stars in order to raise much needed funds.
Chiesa began his Serie A career with Fiorentina, before joining Juventus initially on loan. However, Juventus have an obligation to buy him for around £37 million plus variables.
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