The accomplished and electrifying Italian right winger, Federico Chiesa, has caught the attention of clubs across Europe in recent weeks following an impressive European Championships outing last month and for his performances in Serie A over the past few seasons.
Chiesa, currently on loan from Fiorentina on a two year spell, lifted the European Championship trophy and produced an impressive series of displays throughout the tournament, scoring two goals in seven games.
His scintillating performances left pundits, fans and reporters salivating after his aggressive running and deftly finishing wreaked havoc for defenders.
A star was always in the making when it came to Chiesa, there can be no doubt that star is brightly shining now.
The Genoa born starlet had his breakout season for Fiorentina in the 2019/2020 season featuring 34 times in Italy's top flight scoring ten goals and notching nine assists.
A move to Juventus beckoned and I Bianconeri went on to secure Chiesa on a two year loan deal.
Chiesa has posted some very impressive numbers in his debut season at Juventus, playing 30 times in Serie A, scoring eight goals and registering a further eight assists.
He also scored in 50% of the Old Lady's games in the Champions League last season in his eight appearances.
As a result rumours linking Chiesa to a move to Merseyside didn't take long to manifest themselves this summer; reports were flying around that the Liverpool hierarchy made a staggering £86m bid for Chiesa's services, which was rejected.
Liverpool fans were no doubt both astonished and perplexed at the reports and perhaps had a glimmer of hope that the exhilarating, enigmatic and energetic 23-year-old may be the next signing through the Kirkby doors following the £35m transfer of Ibrahima Konate.
Alas, if things seem too good to be true, they usually are.
LFC Transfer Room has been in contact with the reliable Italian journalist, Niccolo Misul (Director in Charge of Fiorentina.it) who informed us that Liverpool did infact, not make any formal bid for Chiesa.
Although no bid was made, Liverpool did make an offer to the Italian international.
Niccolo Misul also told LFC Transfer Room exclusively that Federico Chiesa turned down Liverpool's offer and that he would reject any advances in order to pave his future in Turin for Juventus.
In terms of his future, Juventus have an obligation to buy the wide man in a very cheap £36m deal at the expiry of his two year loan deal bringing his loan fee and transfer fee to just £54m in total.
The Juventus board will not renegade on their deal or offload Chiesa once he is their player, they very much see Chiesa as the future and spearhead of their attack.
Liverpool did approach Juventus/Chiesa for his services but it was revealed that Chiesa was not interested in speaking to Liverpool and therefore no bid materialised.
Chiesa himself has also turned down any interest from any other team; the Italian is focused on building a career at arguable the biggest team in his home nation of Italy.
Whilst this may not come as a huge shock to those who didn't believe the rumours in the first place, it is also perhaps an indication of where his future lies in the coming years: unfortunately that is not on Merseyside and in the famous red.
The continuous hunt and lingering question marks over Liverpool's recruitment resumes; we can assume that an attacker is incoming, but who that is, is anyone's guess.
Watch this space, surely it can't be long now, can it?