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Chelsea ready to meet €45million price-tag for the Belgium ace

The harder I try to not discuss Radja Nainggolan to Chelsea transfer story, there is always a new turn which brings the deal seemingly closer to being completed.

According to reports from Calciomercato, Chelsea are now willing to meet AS Roma’s €45million asking fee after haggling for weeks over a €35million deal.

Nainggolan, 28 is himself keen on the move after asking AS Roma to consider Chelsea’s offer as it was too big to turn down.

Roma are facing a summer of exodus at Stadio Olimpico which sees the possibility of Miralem Pjanic joining Juventus while Kostas Manolas and Nainggolan also linked with a move away.

Chelsea have not kept their Nainggolan pursuit any secret as he is Antonio Conte’s preferred signing in central midfield. After falling short on two occasions by far, Blues are eager to meet the €45million asking and complete the deal.

According to Express, Belgian International could be announced as a Chelsea player before Belgium’s opening game at Euro 2016, which ironically comes against Conte’s Italy next Tuesday.

Chances of Nainggolan signing for Chelsea – 3.5/5

Much like Zlatan to Manchester United, this transfer is almost done with minor details left to be discussed. Antonio Conte has made Nainggolan his preferred midfield target and given Chelsea’s desperation to sign key players this summer, I expect the Belgian ace to arrive at Stamford Bridge albeit after extensive rounds of negotiations.