Antonio Conte has asked for reinforcements ahead of next season, as his team faces a higher number of games, due to participation in Champions League.Written by Cosmin Mihalescu. May 8, 2017.
And the Italian manager has turned his attention to Serie A. Chelsea are preparing an €83m bid for two of AS Roma’s players: Radja Nainggolan and Antonio Rudiger.
Conte wanted Nainggolan last summer as well, but Chelsea failed to meet Roma’s asking price of €38m. The Belgian expressed his interest in joining the Premier League team: “I spoke with Antonio Conte, they were very interested in me, they wanted me there. Many of my colleagues played in England, it’s the best league in the world. We will discuss again when the transfer window will open.”Inter Milan V Lazio: Players to Watch Taimoor Khan – Inter Milan are set to host Lazio at the San Siro on Thursday and the game is definitely going to be an exciting affair…
Chelsea are still looking for replacement options for John Terry and Rudiger is considered a serious alternative. Last summer, Conte tried to bring another central defender from Serie A – Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli, but again failed to meet the asking price of the Italian club.
Radja Nainggolan was brought by Roma from Cagliari in 2014, for €18m, while Antonio Rudiger came from Stuttgart in 2016 for €9,5m.