Chelsea are reportedly keen on signing Federico Chiesa in the summer and could propose a part-exchange deal involving Mason Mount.
According to Calciomercatoweb, Chelsea could offer Mason Mount in a part-exchange deal for Federico Chiesa. The 25-year-old Italian winger is a sought-after target for many clubs and would signal a statement of intent from the Blues if they manage to bring him, but there are doubts over the proposed deal.
Federico Chiesa’s absence has cost Juventus plenty in the last year. The Italian winger has remained absent from the scene since suffering a long-term injury. The Bianconeri also slipped down the order in Serie A without his presence in that period but have recovered well lately.
Chiesa is a sensational talent and has a contract with Juventus until 2025. The Old Lady are uninterested in approaches or enquiries from rival sides, having made their stance regarding the winger clear long ago. They consider the 25-year-old Italian international untouchable, and despite that, Chelsea are reportedly plotting a move.
While Juventus value Chiesa at more than €100 million in the current market, Chelsea are plotting a part-exchange offer for the 25-year-old. The Blues are ready to include Mason Mount as part of a deal, although any such move could be highly unlikely given the multiple factors that could block it.
Reports indicate that talks have recently stalled between Mount and Chelsea, which could open up the England international’s future. He will have a year left on his deal in the summer, putting Chelsea at risk of taking a huge call.
Liverpool are reportedly interested in a possible deal if Mount’s situation worsens, with Juventus also keen. He would represent a huge coup for any Premier League club, but the player may want to remain at Chelsea for the long term.
Chelsea are prioritising an extension as a first choice, although they will be in a precarious position next summer. Hence, the west Londoners are reportedly considering offering Mount in part exchange for Chiesa.
The main factor is Juventus’s willingness to sell, while the second would focus on Mount’s preference to leave England. The 23-year-old English international will likely choose to remain in the Premier League than move abroad, especially to a team like Juventus.
For now, speculation could continue as both clubs will look to tie down their respective players on long-term contracts. However, the report of an exchange deal between the two sides seems highly improbable, as Mount will likely remain and grow in England.