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Milan defender "glad" to remain at the San Siro despite Chelsea offer

Italy Training Session And Press Conference Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images

As part of their search for a new centre back this summer, Chelsea made a cheeky attempt at bringing Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli to London. But the Italian club rejected our approach via an public note, claiming that the 21-year-old was "unsellable", significant bid or not.

Ultimately, the club ended up picking up David Luiz from Paris Saint-Germain, with Romagnoli staying at the San Siro. And apparently he’s more than happy that his club rejected Chelsea’s interest:

"The fact there was an offer was pleasing, but I am even more gratified by the fact Milan said no. This pushes me on to grow even more and improve myself. I am happy to have remained. President Silvio Berlusconi made a big investment for me and that’s enormously pleasing."

-Alessio Romagnoli; Source: Football Italia

Milan's investment of €25 million on the youngster seems to be paying off already, as he's been one of the few bright spots on their team since his arrival last season. And since he’s still young and improving, it’s not out of the question that Chelsea might revisit their interest in the future. Perhaps everyone will be more amenable to a move in a year or two?

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