Arsenal are set to rival Liverpool for Juventus star Federico Chiesa, according to a fresh report.
Jurgen Klopp's side are currently ninth in the Premier League some 21 points adrift of league leaders Arsenal after just 19 games.
In turn, the Merseyside club are looking to revive their team with reinforcements. The Reds have been linked with the likes of Jude Bellingham and Enzo Fernandez in recent months, while this week Euro 2020 star Chiesa also emerged as a possible target.
Arsenal interested in Chiesa
However, Calciomercatoweb has also reported that Arsenal have identified Chiesa as the top transfer target ahead of the summer window.
Mikel Arteta’s side are five points clear at the top of the Premier League and have already brought in Leandro Trossard and Jakub Kiwior this month to help consolidate their title push.
However, in the medium term, the club are reportedly eyeing an audacious move for the 25-year-old Italian international, who could be allowed to leave Juventus in the summer.
The Italian giants have been deducted 15 points following an investigation into their past transfer dealings. Juve, who have denied any wrongdoing and plan to appeal, were accused of fixing their balance sheets by inflating transfer fees.
Should the saga linger on, Juventus could be forced to sell some key players in the summer window.
The report claims Chiesa could be signed for around £53million, having suffered an ACL injury not long after his Euro heroics which forced him out of action for the best part of a year.
Indeed the injury has restricted Chiesa to just six Serie A appearances this term, in which he has claimed two assists. However, at his best, the Italian is one of the most explosive wingers in world football.
Indeed, Chiesa was described as "world-class" by former Italy defender Alessandro Pierini ahead of the Euro 2020 final between Italy and England.
Of course, the Azzurri won the game on penalties and Chiesa was later named in the team of the tournament.
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