Chelsea FC sent scouts to watch 23-year-old in Milan derby – report

Chelsea FC scouts watched AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli in the San Siro derby last weekend, according to a report in Italy

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Chelsea FC had scouts at the San Siro derby to watch AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli in Sunday’s 1-0 loss to AC Milan, according to a report in Italy.

Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato, as quoted by The Daily Mail, is reporting that the Blues sent representatives to watch the promising 23-year-old defender in Serie A’s biggest derby clash.

The same article states that Chelsea FC have made previous attempts to sign the AC Milan defender but the Blues failed with an offer for the Italy international in 2016.

According to the same story, the west London side can expect to face competition from their Premier League rivals Manchester United in the January transfer window for Romagnoli’s signature.

Maurizio Sarri is seemingly looking to secure defensive reinforcements to strengthen the Chelsea FC back four following a mixed start to the Premier League season.

England veteran Gary Cahill appears to be edging towards a January exit given that the 32-year-old hasn’t started a Premier League game in the current campaign.

The former Bolton Wanderers defender has only featured for 21 minutes in the Premier League this term to suggest his time is up under Sarri.

Denmark international Andreas Christensen has also fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge since Sarri’s appointment despite an impressive 2017-18 season.

Indeed, the 22-year-old earned rave reviews for his composed performances at the back during Antonio Conte’s final season in charge.

While David Luiz has forced his way back into the Chelsea FC team under Sarri alongside Germany international Antonio Rudiger.

However, the Brazil international is 31 and his career is starting to wind down following decorated spells at Benfica, Chelsea FC and Paris Saint-Germain.

Chelsea FC have conceded seven times in nine games in the Premier League this season, while their title rivals Liverpool FC and Manchester City have let in a mere three goals.

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