On Monday, a surprising report from Sky Italia claimed that Chelsea had made a €35m bid for AC Milan’s young defender Alessio Romagnoli, which the Serie A side rejected.
We say surprise because Antonio Conte never seemed to be the biggest fan of the defender, having picked Daniele Rugani, who had played half the games his compatriot had last season, for his Euro 2016 squad when in charge of Italy’s national team.
Of course, this might have been for reasons other than ability, but Corriere della Serra on Wednesday seem to suggest the Italian manager isn’t ready to give up on Romagnoli, with another offer on the way.
They say that while there were some advanced contacts on Monday via an intermediary, no official offer was made, and the first one of those is set to arrive on Wednesday.
Corriere della Serra report the Stamford Bridge contingent will bid €35m + €5m for the 21-year-old, but AC Milan, on principle, consider him unsellable.
However, they also feel that if the offer is good enough, they could consider it to replace Romagnoli as well as buying a new midfielder, hinted to be Milan Badelj.
This is now the second report of Chelsea interest in the AC Milan defender by a different source, meaning there might be something in it.
Let’s wait and see if this offer arrives.