Chelsea are only willing to pay €20m (£17m) for Dusan Vlahovic – €20m less than the €40m (£34m) Juventus are demanding, in addition to Romelu Lukaku.

That is according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

So, what is the latest on Dusan Vlahovic and Chelsea? Let’s take a look…

What’s the story?

Well – as detailed by Fabrizio Romano – Juventus are offering Chelsea the chance to get rid of Lukaku, but only if they take the Serbia international and also pay €40m (£34m).

That is because Juventus paid £66.6m for Vlahovic, and those at the Allianz Stadium do not believe the Belgium international is worth enough to cover that sum entirely.

Now – however – Chelsea’s stance on that offering has emerged.

Gazzetta dello Sport believe the Blues are only willing to spend £17m on Vlahovic with Lukaku heading to Turin in the opposite direction, which is half of what Juventus are demanding.

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That is despite the fact Mauricio Pochettino thinks the 23-year-old would be perfect for Chelsea, according to Rudy Galetti.

Vlahovic scored 14 goals in 42 appearances for Juventus last season, in a campaign where he struggled with injury problems.

Chelsea stance on Lukaku/Vlahovic saga is sensible

In our view, Chelsea are making the right decision here.

It would be a poor bit of business to spend £34m on Vlahovic and also allow a £97.5m investment in Lukaku to leave as part of the deal.

The Juventus No.9 also earns £215,000-a-week, so his wages will not come cheap either.

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Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri has added that Vlahovic could even fail his medical if an agreement is reached, adding another element of drama to the saga.

£17m and Lukaku is a respectable offer from Chelsea, although we can’t see Juventus accepting it given their asking price of £34m.

Be sure to keep an eye on this situation, as talks between Chelsea and Juventus continue.

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