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Bayern boss Nagelsmann discusses possibility of signing ‘carefree’ Chiesa

Federico Chiesa - Italy & Juventus
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Julian Nagelsmann plays down Federico Chiesa’s potential move to Bayern Munich despite holding him in high regard, pointing out that the player is “expensive”.

Chiesa signed for Juventus on a two-year loan deal from Fiorentina last summer. He quickly established himself as a regular in the Serie A side’s starting XIs and finished his debut season with decent numbers – 15 goals and 11 assists from 46 appearances.

The winger has further risen to prominence at Euro 2020, having starred for Italy in their run up to the finals of the tournament.

Valued at around €60 million, the 23-year-old is reportedly a target for Bayern. That sizeable price tag, however, means they’d be reluctant to go after him as the Bundesliga champions, though “keeping a close eye” on the summer transfer market, are unlikely to make big-money signings this summer.

“Yes, he’s good but he’s expensive, too,” Nagelsmann told Bild. “He’s a top player because he embodies incredible verve and dynamism.

“I’ve known him for a long time and I think he’s outstanding because he’s so carefree, he likes to dribble and goes for the finish quickly.”