Last weekend, LFCTransferRoom had an exclusive interview with SPORT1 journalist, Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal on Twitter).
In the exclusive interview, various issues about Liverpool's transfer window were discussed, including the top topic of Federico Chiesa.
On July 25th of this year, reports from Italy emerged that Liverpool have had a bid of €100million for Chiesa which was rejected by Juventus.
These reports were quickly rubbished by more credible transfer sources though, which was expected as it was unthinkable of a club with Liverpool's transfer policy to splash cash like that.
Italian sports journalist, Fabrizio Romano, has even gone on to say that Liverpool made absolutely no bid for the 23 year old Italian.
He emphasized that there is no contact between the two clubs and that Chiesa is happy at Juventus.
However, in our interview with Mr. Plettenberg, we have managed to obtain a different report.
We had asked about the credibility to Chiesa's links to Liverpool and whether the club was actually interested in the player or not.
Plettenberg's answer was, "Liverpool and Chelsea made a bid for Federico Chiesa. Chelsea 100% bid €100million, I don't know the amount that Liverpool bid. Juventus turned down the bids and Chiesa wants to stay at Juve."
Not only did Liverpool make an offer (of undisclosed value) to Juventus, Chelsea too were heavily interested and "100% bid €100 million" for the Italian.
Amidst all these contrasting reports, one thing as emerged to be clear, which is that Chiesa won't be seen playing in Liverpool red anytime soon.
They have accepted Chiesa's stance as 'untouchable' in Turin.
Chiesa is set to be signed by Juventus in the summer of 2022, where he is at loan from Fiorentina.
Juventus will be playing €40million with €10million add-ons, having already paid €10million as loan fee.