Inter Milan to offer £30m plus a player for an important Roma superstar this summer
– Inter Milan are planning to sign AS Roma star Radja Nainggolan this summer
– The 30-year-old was snubbed from Belgium 2018 FIFA World Cup squad
– His performance last season also attracted attention from Premier League side, Arsenal
Italian Serie A side Inter Milan are reportedly planning to sign AS Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan, who is also wanted by Chelsea in a £30 million deal.
The 30-year-old was excluded from the Belgium squad that will represent the country in this summer’s FIFA World Cup staging in Russia despite having an impressive season with his club side last season.
However, reports in Italy claim that a huge money swap deal might help him overcome his disappointment of not playing in the World Cup as he is offered a shot at Champions League football.
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Inter return to top European competition under the tutelage of coach Luciano Spalletti and his reward looks to be the tough-tackling Blues target.
Embattled Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was interested in signing the 30-year-old but the Belgian seem unmoved by his interests and instead landed fans’ favourite N’Golo Kante.
Meanwhile, the San Siro side are hoping to seal the deal as soon as possible to help sell shirts and season tickets over the summer.
According to the Sun, Nainggolan’s representative Alessandro Beltrami and the club are said to be at advanced stage of their negotiations for a possible summer move for the midfielder.
A cash-plus-player transaction is being mooted with £6 million 18-year-old midfielder Zaniolo going in the opposite direction.
Last June the no-nonsense play-maker addressed the fall-out from his decision to snub Chelsea.
He said: “I’ve not spoken to Conte. I think he’s still a bit angry with me for last year, maybe.
“I keep saying the same thing: I get attached to the clubs where I am and, if you gain a certain degree of respect there, it’s because you’ve given something to the club.
“I have a good life here, I like playing where I am and it’s not like me to change clubs. I’ve shown my love.“
earlier reported that Arsenal have launched a bid to sign Manchester United and Chelsea target Radja Nainggolan this summer.
The 29-year-old has been impressive all season long for the Giallorossi helping them reach the Champions League semifinals for the first time in their history.
However, the Italian side might be forced to sell the Belgium international to balance the books at the end of the ongoing league season.
Meanwhile, with Arsene Wenger set to quit the Emirates Stadium outfit this summer, the new coach will have to rebuild the team – hence the need to buy new players.
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