Chelsea are in the market for a centre back, it seems.
Reports from Sky Italy (via Sky Sports) suggest that Antonio Conte’s side have seen a £30m bid for AC Milan’s promising young defender Alessio Romagnoli rejected by the Italian giants.
The 21-year-old Italian defender appears to be an integral part of the Rossoneri’s plans this season, and it is understood that Milan don’t want to sell him in this transfer window. Romagnoli started the first game of the season – a 3-2 victory over Torino – last weekend, and played in 40 games in all competitions last term, including the defeat to Juventus in the Coppa Italia final.
Centre backs Gary Cahill and John Terry have started both of Chelsea’s games in the Premier League this season, but Antonio Conte’s side are short in that department as Kurt Zouma is injured.
Youth team graduates Ola Aina and Nathaniel Chalobah – who can operate as a midfielder or a defender – both took places on the Chelsea bench this season, and Conte will be hoping to have a more reliable option to call upon.
Letting Romagnoli go would send out such a negative message about Milan.He's their present + their future.Think it'd take 'silly' money #cfc
— Adam Summerton (@adamsummerton) August 23, 2016