If speculations gathering new momentum regarding AS Roma’s Radja Nainggolan joining Chelsea this summer bears fruit, then the Blues will be having their target at the Stamford Bridge this summer. The Belgium international has severally been linked with a transfer away from Roma, with Chelsea alongside Manchester United believed to the two Premier League going head-to-head over his signing.
Naingollan surprised everyone when he decided to retire from international football last month after not making Roberto Martinez’s Belgium World Cup squad.
And the Roma combative midfielder now seems set for another shock move as the Serie A giants have decided to welcomes offers for his signatures this summer. Gianluca Di Marzio claim the midfielder and Roma have held ‘initial talks’ with Inter Milan about a possible move this summer. However, they are just into early talks with the Nerazzurri’s while there are also interest from an unnamed Chinese Super League club.
Roma would not want to sell the midfielder who is rated at €45 million player to a direct rival, giving the offers from Chelsea and and unnamed Chinese club worth a shot.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has failed in numerous attempts in luring Nainggolan to Stamford Bridge, while Jose Mourinho’s has also seen their attempts in signing him knocked back by the Italian club. Although, with the club set to listen to offers from suitors for the midfielder, Chelsea could finally have their target this summer, but the stumbling block would still remain whether Nainggolan who had once admitted he is not a fan of the English weather and said in the past that he would not like to move to the UK, would favour an English team over the unnamed Chinese club.
“Chelsea? Yes, that was something.
“It wasn’t done, but they were interested in me. Last season, when they won the Premier League, it was the beginning of that season.
“But at the end of the day, the choice wasn’t that difficult for me. I like English football, I love to watch the English games too, but I’m almost 30 now.
“Starting over again? It’s difficult even to think about that. And I hate the rain. We were in Liverpool two days and it didn’t stop raining. It was cold too. You see the difference to here?”