Chelsea losing race for £45m-rated Serie A defensive rock

London club keen on signing Milan centre-back Alessio Romagnoli but Italian club aren’t going to sell defender during the transfer window. It is terrible news for the Blues as they need a new high-class footballer to improve the back-line.

Italy international is the best option in this situation as he has an excellent season and proves his worth one more time. Maurizio Sarri isn’t going to give up and preparing to make an offer this summer. Man United also eager to sign him and there will be a real battle for the player. His price could increase and become much more.

Alessio joined the Rossoneri from Roma in 2015 with a £25m deal. He became a captain and unchanged figure for the club. In this campaign, Romagnoli already played 30 matches and scored two goals in all competition. It is a fantastic result and he can improve his consequences much more with high-class partners.

The 24-year-old defender has contracted with the Italian club until 2022, and his release clause is nearly £50m. He is a regular member of the national team which is already a significant achievement for the footballer. Blues will do everything to add him this summer as Gary Cahill already 33-year-old, Andreas Christensen planning to change the working place and their back-up is necessary.

Chelsea signed several footballers last summer like Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid, Jorginho from Napoli and Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao. London club also added Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus with a season-long loan deal and Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund.