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Federico Chiesa has denied that claims that he has a ‘problem’ with Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri and referred to such a suggestion as ‘pointless gossip’.  

Italian news outlets has reported of a potential drift between the player and manager after Allegri said he should have brought on ‘more defensive players’ in their 1-1 draw with Milan last week. 

However, Chiesa – who helped Italy win the European Championship this summer – has refuted such allegations, saying there is ‘no issue’ between him and the manager.  

Federico Chiesa has denied that claims that he has a 'problem' with Massimiliano Allegri

Federico Chiesa has denied that claims that he has a 'problem' with Massimiliano Allegri

Federico Chiesa has denied that claims that he has a ‘problem’ with Massimiliano Allegri

Chiesa has instead said he is focused on helping Juventus reassert their dominance in Serie A.  

He told Amazon Prime Italia: ‘I’ve never had a problem with the coach, this was just created by the media. I do whatever he asks, there’s no issue here.

‘I know you lot like it when Juve start the season badly, so you can start with pointless gossip, but we are all behind the coach and want to bring Juve back to the years of dominating the Scudetto race.’  

The 23-year-old (left) forward has referred to such a suggestion as 'pointless gossip'

The 23-year-old (left) forward has referred to such a suggestion as 'pointless gossip'

The 23-year-old (left) forward has referred to such a suggestion as ‘pointless gossip’

The supposed rift came after the Italian manager - who replaced Andrea Pirlo at the helm - said he made a mistake when he brought on Chiesa during last week's fixture with AC Milan

The supposed rift came after the Italian manager - who replaced Andrea Pirlo at the helm - said he made a mistake when he brought on Chiesa during last week's fixture with AC Milan

The supposed rift came after the Italian manager – who replaced Andrea Pirlo at the helm – said he made a mistake when he brought on Chiesa during last week’s fixture with AC Milan

The supposed rift came after the Italian manager – who replaced Andrea Pirlo at the helm – said he made a mistake when he brought on Chiesa, Dejan Kulusevski and Moise Kean in last week’s fixture.

He told DAZN: ‘I will admit that I made mistakes on the substitutions, I got it wrong. I should’ve put more defensive players on and put the 1-0 lead under lock and key, so I take responsibility for that.’ 

La Gazzetta dello Sport then highlighted the manager’s disappointment with Chiesa’s performance. The manager criticised Chiesa’s decision to chase Pierre Kalulu down the wing as it forced Wojciech Szczesny to step in to stop a goal scoring opportunity for Milan.   

Chiesa has instead said he is focused on helping Juventus reassert their dominance in Serie A

Chiesa has instead said he is focused on helping Juventus reassert their dominance in Serie A

Chiesa has instead said he is focused on helping Juventus reassert their dominance in Serie A

Chelsea have been linked with a potential move for Chiesa as he has scored 17 goals

Chelsea have been linked with a potential move for Chiesa as he has scored 17 goals

Chelsea have been linked with a potential move for Chiesa as he has scored 17 goals

He said: ‘He entered in a difficult moment of the game, and I needed him to bring the ball to the opponent’s half. He must grow and become aware of what he can do, because we are at Juventus.’

However, Chiesa refuted claims the pair were on bad terms after he helped Juventus beat Chelsea 1-0 in their Champions League clash on Wednesday night. 

Nevertheless, Chiesa could leave the club if things between him and his manager go sour as he has picked up a substantial amount of interest from European clubs. 

Having joined Juve in the summer of 2020 – on an initial two-year loan agreement with the obligation to buy – Chiesa has scored 17 goals and registered 11 assists. 

As a result, it is believed Chelsea are keeping tabs on the youngster ahead of the next transfer window.

Source: DailyMail Sports

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