Chelsea boost as Belgium star confirms talks over £28m move – report
Radja Nainggolan is in talks with Chelsea over a big-money move this summer, according to reports
Chelsea could be on the brink of landing their first signing of the summer after Radja Nainggolan reportedly confirmed talks with the Blues over a £28m transfer.
The 28-year-old has been a long-term target for the west London side and new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is thought to be keen on the Serie A star.
Nainggolan was unable to inspire Marc Wilmots’s Belgium side to victory in their Euro 2016 opener after the Red Devils lost 2-0 to Conte’s Italy outfit before the heavily-fancied side secured back-to-back wins against the Republic of Ireland and Sweden.
However, Roma manager Luciano Spaletti claimed that the Belgiam midfielder would honour his contract with the Serie A club despite interest from the Premier League just last week.
According to Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur, Nainggolan confirmed to some of the media at Euro 2016 that talks are ongoing with Chelsea over a big-money move this summer.
Radja Nainggolan confirmed that Roma & #CFC are still in talks. Added that he wouldn't be unhappy if he had to stay at Roma: 'We shall see."
— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) June 23, 2016
The Belgium star scored six times and made one assist in 35 Serie A appearances last season.