Roma admit Chelsea transfer target could leave the club this summer – report

Roma admit that they would be not be able to prevent Miralem Pjanic from joining Chelsea this summer

Roma have admitted that they would be not be able to prevent Miralem Pjanic from joining Chelsea this summer should the west London club activate the release clause in his contract.

The Blues are believed to be on the lookout for attacking reinforcements as Antonio Conte prepares for his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Pjanic is reported to have a release clause in his contract with Roma worth around €38m (£30m).

Now, Roma president James Palotta has admitted that he would not be able to prevent the player from securing a transfer to Stamford Bridge this summer should Chelsea match the Serie A club’s asking price.

Palotta is quoted as saying by Metro: “I will tell you Nainggolan is not going anywhere and neither is Pjanic, but if someone is to pay the release clause there is not anything we can do.”

Chelsea moved quickly to appoint Conte as their new manager after their disastrous campaign last season.

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The Italian coach is set to officially take over at Stamford Bridge after this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament in France.

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