After several failed attempts to snare the defender in summer, Blues boss Antonio Conte is now set to splash the cash
Chelsea are set to make a fresh move for AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli.
Despite Blues boss Antonio Conte bringing David Luiz back to Stamford Bridge for £30million, it seems his shopping for centre-halves is not over.
Alessio Romagnoli is back on Chelsea’s wanted list – and this time they might not take no for an answer
Milan are holding out for £49million, and despite Chelsea initially refusing to go as high as that, there may be a shift in stance.
Luiz has failed to convince in the few games he has had back at Stamford Bridge. That, coincided with Gary Cahill’s loss of form and John Terry’s increasing injuries, has prompted the door to be opened once again for Romagnoli.
Chelsea targeted Romagnoli since last spring in anticipation of Conte’s arrival but had several bids turned down the last of which was around £35m in late August.
Conte left then uncapped Romagnoli out of Italy’s squad for the Euros as he went with the famous Juventus back-line of Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli and Leonardo Bonucci.
But new Azzurri boss Giampiero Ventura called up Romagnoli, who made his Italy debut last week in the 1-1 draw against Spain.