Chelsea see £30m bid for Serie A defender rejectedPublished August 23, 2016
Antonio Conte’s unfruitful search for a defender continues.
The Chelsea boss has admitted that he would like to sign another defender to his ranks, before the end of the summer transfer window on August 31, with the Blues failing to keep a clean sheet in their first two Premier League matches.
The West London side have been linked with Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, and Napoli’s highly-rated centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, but it appears that the Chelsea boss has his sights set on another Serie A centre-back.
According to Sky Italia, the Blues have seen a £30m bid rejected for AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli.
Despite Chelsea’s apparent interest, it’s understood that the Serie A club do not want to sell the 21-year-old this summer.
Despite the rejection it is believed that the Premier League side may go back in with a much improved offer, which could tempt Milan into selling the player, who only signed from Roma for £21m last summer.
Antonio Conte’s ‘revolution’ at Stamford Bridge has gotten off to a great start with two straight wins, but it appears the Italian boss is desperate to improve his defensive options this summer, in a bid to see his side sustain a title challenge this season.
We at Free Bets, will keep you updated with this developing transfer story.