TRANSFER FIGHT! ‘Juventus ready to rival Chelsea for Fiorentina star’

first_img1 Italian champions Juventus are set to rival Chelsea’s pursuit of Fiorentina midfielder Federico Bernardeschi, according to reports.Blues boss Antonio Conte has not been afraid of admitting interest in the 23-year-old, with reports claiming the Premier League leaders will offer an annual £4.2m salary to tempt the Italy international to London.However, according to Calciomercato, Juventus are also extremely keen on forcing through a move for Bernardeschi, who is expected to leave Fiorentina in the summer.Talks between the player and his current club have stalled in recent weeks and although Fiorentina are determined to keep hold of their star asset, a move away looks most likely.Bernardeschi’s reputation has been enhanced this season after a string of fine displays in Serie A.And while Fiorentina’s hopes of qualifying in the European places this season look distant, both Juventus and Chelsea will be able to offer him Champions League football. Federico Bernardeschi in action for Fiorentina last_img read more