Roma are looking to secure Lorenzo Pellegrini to a new contract, in order to remove his €25million (£22m) release clause, according to TMW.
Chelsea, Juventus and Atletico Madrid have all been pursuing the central midfielder, with the player’s buyout fee seemingly tempting many clubs. The Giallorossi’s sporting director Monchi is expected to meet with the young star’s agent in the next few weeks to thrash out a new deal.
Pellegrini only joined Roma from Sassuolo in the summer, but even before the switch, he had been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.
At just 21 years of age, the Italian international is seen as a promising young player, with his creative talents in the middle of the park making him an attractive proposition for the Blues, who could do with another playmaker to help Cesc Fabregas.
Pellegrini has made 25 appearances in all competitions this season, having scored two goals and provided three assists. He has started the last six Serie A games for Roma, but was sent off just six minutes into the second half during their last match against Verona on Sunday.