Chelsea Turn Attention To Witsel After Seeing £33m Midfielder Bid Rejected
Chelsea have turned their attention to Everton target Axel Witsel after seeing their latest £33m bid for Radja Nainggolan rejected by AS Roma
The opening of the summer transfer window is almost upon us so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, Chelsea are linked with Axel Witsel….
Chelsea have turned their attention to Everton target Axel Witsel after seeing their latest £33m bid for Radja Nainggolan rejected by AS Roma, according to the Metro.
Incoming Blues boss Antonio Conte is expected to be busy in the transfer market rejuvenating the squad this summer and it looks like he’s already got his future employers working on potential transfer deals.
A new central midfielder appears to be on the agenda and Nainggolan has emerged as a key target in recent weeks with the Mirror reporting earlier this week that Chelsea were lining-up an improved offer after seeing two bids rejected.
It looks like that third offer has still not been enough to tempt Roma in to a sale as the Metro are citing a report from Sky Italia that claim Chelsea have now seen their improved £33m bid for Nainggolan knocked back.
With the Serie A giants determined to keep hold of the 28-year-old it looks as though the Blues are ready to turn their attention to other targets as the newspaper suggests that Chelsea officials are now discussing a possible move for Axel Witsel.
The 27-year-old, a Belgian team mate of Nainggolan’s, has been impressing since joining Zenit Saint Petersburg from Benfica in 2012 and is now being tipped to push for a move back to a top European club this summer.
The Metro claim that Everton have been strongly linked with a move for Witsel in recent weeks but Chelsea could now be about to rival the Toffees in the race for the Belgian international as Conte looks to add some steel to his midfield.
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Witsel is a powerful central midfielder who should have no problem adjusting to life in the Premier League and he’d provide real competition for the likes of Nemanja Matic and John Obi Mikel if he was to join Chelsea this summer.