Chelsea begin talks to sign Italian league striker

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Chelsea have opened talks with Juventus over a move for Dusan Vlahovic this summer, according to Metro.

The Blues are keen on signing a striker this summer and Vlahovic has been identified as an ideal signing for the Blues.

Juve’s sporting director, Giovanni Manna, travelled to London over the weekend for discussions with Tottenham over a permanent deal for Dejan Kulusevski.

Manna also spoke with Chelsea’s hierarchy to discuss Vlahovic’s signing.

After missing out on Champions League football due to their 10-point deduction in Serie A, Juve are open to selling Vlahovic in order to bolster their finances but are demanding an €80 million (£68.7m) transfer fee.

Juve spent €75m (£62.8m) on signing Vlahovic from Fiorentina in January 2022 and the 23-year-old has scored 23 goals in 63 appearances.