It has been confirmed that Liverpool had a bid turned down for Juventus winger Federico Chiesa this summer.
The Reds are on the lookout for a new attacker to add to the current options.
Chiesa had been linked, with reports emerging that the club had actually agreed a deal to sign him last summer before he joined Juve.
In the last few weeks, reports had emerged that Liverpool had made a new bid to sign the Italian this year.
Well, these reports have now been confirmed by reliable journalist Florian Plettenberg.
Speaking to LFC Transfer Room, Plettenberg said that Juventus have turned down bids from both Liverpool and Chelsea.
Chelsea’s bid was for €100m (£85.3m), while the journalist was not sure how much Liverpool offered.
However, the bids were turned down by the club with the player wanting to stay in Turin.
Liverpool bid for Chiesa is promising news
While we had heard of this bid in previous reports, the source was not as reliable as Plettenburg.
Now that the German has confirmed that Liverpool made an offer to Chiesa, we believe that they actually did.
While it is disappointing that the bid was turned down, it is still good news for Reds fans.
If the club made a big-money offer for Chiesa, it confirms that they both have money to spend and are actively pursuing targets.
It is clear that the 23-year-old was their first choice, but they could possibly move for someone else instead.
The only way we cannot see them signing a forward now is if they decide to wait until next summer to sign the “perfect” target.
However, it seems clear that Chiesa will not be available next summer either.
So, that is why we expect a new forward to be signed before the end of the window.
Who that forward is is anyone’s guess.