Liverpool will have to pay £55million or more to sign Fiorentina’s Federico Chiesa this summer, according to Calciomercato.

The Italian has scored 12 goals and assisted 3 in 27 games this season and is attracting a lot of attention from clubs across Europe.

Calciomercato claim that Fiorentina will not accept less than £55million for Chiesa and after Tutto Napoli suggested that Jurgen Klopp has enquired after the player’s availability, it will be interesting to see where this story goes.

Paying £55m is a bit steep for Chiesa and with that kind of cash, I believe that Klopp could either sign someone better in his position or reinforce another area of the squad.

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Liverpool are unlikely to spend big money this season and Jurgen Klopp has said as much to the media. The German believes that all that is needed is a few touch ups to the squad and not a big cash injection as we’ve seen in the last few seasons.

 

Signing van Dijk, Keita, Fabinho, Alisson and Shaqiri all in the same year was expensive but necessary. With a world-class spine now in place, all that is needed is a few tweaks which shouldn’t cost too much.

Having said all that, Klopp has never admitted to the media that he is set to embark on a summer spending spree as he knows it would discourage the players currently in the side. Instead, he says that he won’t spend a lot.

Alisson’s deal is a prime example of this. Liverpool acted quickly and confidently to sign the Brazilian when they realised signing him was a possibility.

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