Journalist Giovanni Albanese has claimed that Dusan Vlahovic is not currently interested in a move to Chelsea this season.

He took to YouTube to state that the striker is keen on staying at Juventus and proving that he is the player that they spent big money on bringing in.

There have been links in recent days that Chelsea and Juventus are looking to pull off a sensational swap deal involving Vlahovic.

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The Blues are keen to get Romelu Lukaku off their books, however finding a suitor for him has proven more difficult than expected.

The Belgian has burned his bridges with Inter Milan after beginning to negotiate with other sides while his loan spell was still going.

Vlahovic doesn’t want Chelsea

This included Serie A rivals Juventus, and this saw the Champions League finalists decide to pull out of any negotiations to bring him in permanently.

The idea of a swap deal between the two clubs has come up, but Albanese has stated that Vlahovic is far more interested in playing Champions League football next season.

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He said: “He is not fighting to leave Juventus. Indeed, the Serbian striker would like to stay in Turin. He would like to prove that he is the player who can be worth the 80 million euros that Juventus invested a year and a half ago.

“It is clear that if the player was to change shirts he would want to continue playing in the Champions League, and for this reason up to now he has waited with greater pleasure for Paris Saint-Germain. Clearly, Chelsea won’t play in the Champions League.”

With Nicolas Jackson and Christopher Nkunku already impressing this summer, many supporters will be of the impression that the money is better spent elsewhere during this transfer window.

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