Chelsea’s pursuit of AS Roma midfiel general Radja Nainggolan is looking more and more difficult as the days pass.
Nainggolan has established himself as one of the best midfielders in the world in recent seasons. His meteoric rise in Roma does not appear to have gone unnoticed across Europe.
Calciomercato report that both Manchester United and Inter Milan will provide Chelsea will stern competition in the race to sign Nainggolan.
However, the Italian outlet note that Roma’s sporting director, Monchi, has insisted that the Belgium international will not be leaving the club in the summer transfer window.
It looks as though by pursuing Nainggolan we are attempting to scale a brick wall, if Monchi is to be believed, he is not on the market this summer.
Antonio Conte ought to look elsewhere in his pursuit of midfield reinforcements, to avoid wasting his time on a target he is unlikely to be able to sign.