Nainggolan confirms Chelsea are interested in him

Date published: Saturday 4th June 2016 5:21

Radja Nainggolan has confirmed that Chelsea have held talks with his club Roma with regards to signing the midfielder.

Nainggolan has long been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge under incoming manager Antonio Conte, who will become the club’s first permanent manager since Jose Mourinho was sacked in December, after he leads Italy into this summer’s European Championship.

Former Juventus boss Conte is thought to hold an interest in a whole raft of Serie A players, with midfielder Nainggolan thought to be at the top of his wish list.

Discussing the rumours surrounding his future, the Belgian told HLN Nina: “There has been contact between Roma and Chelsea. But I will not get involved so long as there is no agreement between the clubs.

“Chelsea are keen to strengthen their squad and Conte is a manager who wanted to sign me before. Chelsea are a big club.

“But the transfer is not a done deal so long as there is no signed contract on the table. And it would not be easy to leave Italy after 11 years.”

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