In a recent interview with Corriere dello Sport, former AC Milan manager claims Chelsea tried to sign 21-year-old Alessio Romagnoli in what should have been Conte’s first signing of the season during summer transfer window.

The 21-year-old strong defender is one of the best Serie A defenders Chelsea have sort after to bolster their denfence.

According to sportwitness, the former AC Milan coach was explaining some misunderstanding he had with Silivio Berlusconi, he said – He didn’t want to take Romagnoli for €25m. Honestly at that time that figure was high.”

Mihajlović then added that Romagnoli had turned into a super purchase: so much so that this year Chelsea offered almost double to buy him.”

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Romagnoli having only joined Milan from Roma as somewhat avoided being notices amongst English fans.

Milan would be unlikely to sell him having been compared to legendary defender Alessandro Nesta and Thiago Silva.

At age 21 he has already played 4 times for the Italian National team and Chelsea willing to revive the interest they had on the young star in this upcoming January transfer windows.

With Chelsea deploying a 3-4-3 formation, Antonio Conte is well aware of the defender’s ability to fit in with John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic giving way .


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