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Top Chelsea transfer target already contemplating move to London

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According to the London Evening Standard, AS Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan is very aware of Chelsea's interest in him, and is contemplating a potential move to the club next season. The paper claims that Nainggolan has spoken to friends in regards to joining Chelsea next season, and that he wouldn't rule out a move to the Premier League.

The links between Nainggolan and Chelsea started last month along with the rumors connecting Antonio Conte to a move to Stamford Bridge, and have only picked up steam since then. It isn't too much of a surprise that Nainggolan would eventually discuss the move with his friends (and family, one could presume) at some point.

The major impediment to the transfer is Roma's valuation of Nainggolan. The player still has four years left on his contract, and the Giallorossi are holding out on a £35 million transfer fee for him - a steep price for a 28-year-old midfielder, albeit a quality one at his position.

With so much talk revolving this rumor, we are ought to hear more about this story soon.

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