Chelsea on alert as striker target rejects new contract offer

first_img Federico Bernardeschi 1 Chelsea target Federico Bernardeschi is refusing to sign a new deal at Fiorentina – but wants to join Juventus.The Blues have set their sights on the 23-year-old, who scored 11 goals in 32 outings this season.His all-round form has attracted the interest of compatriot Antonio Conte but the Italian will face stiff competition from his former employers Juventus for his signature.And, according to Tuttosport, the forward has signalled his intention to leave Fiorentina by rejecting their latest contract offer.His current deal is not due to expire until 2019 so he will not come cheap, but it has been suggested he is open to joining champions Juve this summer.Now it is down to them to stump up around £35m if they wish to sign him ahead of Chelsea when the window opens.last_img read more