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Chelsea to soon make announcement on Antonio Conte's primary transfer target


Roma attacking midfielder Radja Nainggolan is edging closer to making a move to Chelsea after speaking with Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois about the club.

The 28-year-old is determined to stay at Roma but as explained on Tuesday, it is unlikely he will turn down a massive contract offer by the Blues.

New manager Antonio Conte has in fact asked the club to pay the midfielder double the wages he gets at Roma as he considers him vital for his Chelsea team.

Juventus are also interested but the Belgian made it clear that he will never play for the Bianconeri.

"He [Antonio Conte] already wanted me when he was the Juventus manager, but I'd already said I would never leave Roma for Juventus," Nainggolan said.

"Now he tries to get me to Chelsea.

"They [Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois] have told me to join them. I know Chelsea are a big club, but I have to take several things into account.

"It's not easy to leave Italy behind after 12 years. I need to become better because of the transfer. In all ways. I won't leave for a small difference."

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