According to earlier reports, AS Roma president James Pallotta has vowed to build a wall around Radja Nainggolan to ensure that the midfielder stays in the Italian capital. With the departure of Miralem Pjanic officially confirmed since, those vows have no doubt become even stronger, and with the influx of cash from Juventus, even more feasible.
After losing Pjanic, Roma want to keep Nainggolan. A couple of days ago, Nainggolan's agent met with Baldissoni and Sabatini and they agreed to meet again at the end of the Euro's. Roma's will is to renew Nainggolan's contract with a salary increase to keep him in the city of Rome.
-source: Gianluca Di Marzio
Nainggolan, who has (jokingly?) claimed that he will never talk to Pjanic again if he leaves is suddenly in a very awkward situation should he change his mind Re Chelsea, while the pressure's even greater now on Roma's board to hang on to their other prized assets.
De Rossi, "Pjanic? I'm sorry he went to reinforce a rival, but I will always love him. I don't think Nainggolan will be sold."— Raffaele (@ItalianoCalcio) June 14, 2016
Any potential deal here for Chelsea is looking increasingly unlikely (and it's not like it was looking like a slam dunk beforehand).