According to the Daily Star, Chelsea are confident of sealing the deal for 27-year-old AS Roma midfield star Radja Nainggolan, who has been heavily linked with a summer move to Premier League club.
The Italian sources claim that Chelsea incoming manager Antonio Conte is keen on raiding the Italian giants for Nainggolan and team-mate Kostas Manolas. It is believed that Serie A giants are asking at least £35m for the signature of Belgian star.
As per the same source, the Stamford Bridge side are sure they will get their top summer target because he is open to joining. And it’s claimed Roma are happy to sell if their asking price is met.
It was reported earlier that Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia met with her Roma counterpart Walter Sabatini earlier this month to discuss a deal for Nainggolan.
Antonio Conte, who will take charge at Stamford Bridge will sign a three-year-deal with defending Premier League champions, is appeared to be a long-term admirer of Belgian defensive midfielder and hopes to add his bite to Chelsea’s midfield.
Former Cagliari midfield ace has been hugely impressive in his 38 appearances for Roma this term. The current contract of the midfielder with AS Roma runs until 2020.