Roma midfielder refuses to rule out Chelsea move amidst interest

      

Roma midfielder refuses to rule out Chelsea move amidst interest

Picture: Илья Хохлов

Seria A top performer Radja Nainggolan has confirmed Antonio Conte contacted him about a possible move to Chelsea last summer, Football Italia reports.

Nainggolan climbed Conte’s transfer wish list after Euro 2016 but a deal didn't materialise. The Belgian ended up extending his contract with Roma to 2020 in October but has refused to rule out a possible move to the Premier League leaders after the end of the season.

The Belgian international said: “I watch [the Premier League] a lot. A lot of my teammates play there. It is the best league in the world.

“We have to make choices in life. I am having a good season. When the window opens we will talk about it again. Yes, I talked to [Conte]. They were really interested and wanted me over there. That’s all I can say.”

Nainggolan is considered a complete midfielder. He is a versatile player who can thrive both in offensive and defensive roles. He possesses excellent technique, good vision and passing, and the stamina and aggression to play in a box-to-box role if needed. He also brags plenty of creativity which has seen him being utilised as a playmaker.

Nainggolan has been impressive for Roma this season, having scored nine goals in 29 appearances so far. It is believed his contract with Roma contains a £40 million release clause. 

 

 

Load More

Manchester United Bayern joins race to sign Liverpool and Man United transfer target

Manchester City Guardiola identifies Real Madrid target as potential Sterling and Sane partner

Manchester United Jose Mourinho wants Neuer to replace De Gea

Chelsea Chelsea close to signing 23-year-old Roma defender

Arsenal Aubameyang has rejected offers from two La Liga clubs in favour of Arsenal

Talking Points Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea: What the Statistics Say

Manchester United Luke Shaw praises Sanchez after two days of training together

Chelsea Will Chelsea offer Eden Hazard for Ousmane Dembele?

Chelsea Chelsea transfer boost: Vidal uncertain over his future

Liverpool Liverpool close to signing 18-year-old left-back from Falkirk

Arsenal Could Arsenal make a u-turn on Aubameyang and sign Mahrez instead?

Talking Points Arsenal vs. Chelsea: Three things to expect from the Carabao Cup semi-final

Premier League 2017/18

# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 27 59 72
2 Manchester United FC 27 32 56
3 Liverpool FC 27 30 54
4 Chelsea FC 27 26 53
5 Tottenham Hotspur FC 27 28 52
6 Arsenal FC 27 15 45
7 Burnley FC 27 -3 36
8 Leicester City FC 27 -1 35
9 Everton FC 27 -14 34
10 AFC Bournemouth 27 -10 31
11 Watford FC 27 -10 30
12 West Ham United FC 27 -12 30
13 Newcastle United FC 27 -11 28
14 Brighton & Hove Albion 27 -14 28
15 Crystal Palace FC 27 -17 27
16 Swansea City FC 27 -17 27
17 Huddersfield Town 27 -24 27
18 Southampton FC 27 -12 26
19 Stoke City FC 27 -26 25
20 West Bromwich Albion FC 27 -19 20