clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Chelsea, Inter Milan agree Cesare Casadei transfer — reports

Here we go!

FC Internazionale Training Session Photo by Mattia Ozbot - Inter/Inter via Getty Images

Cesare Casadei is set to become Chelsea’s latest signing, as not long after agreeing personal terms on a six-year contract, Chelsea have now also agreed financial terms for his transfer from Inter Milan. The 19-year-old highly rated midfielder should be joining this week, after going through all the customary steps and formalities, including a medical.

As per Fabrizio Romano, the agreed fee is €15m up front with another €5m in potential add-ons, which fits with Inter’s previously reported 20m asking price (sans any sort of buyback or transfer-related clauses).

Despite the significant fee, Casadei is unlikely to go straight into the Chelsea first-team, both for sporting and for administrative reasons — he needs a work permit in post-Brexit Britain, and that’s not a given in his case since he has a grand total of zero senior professional appearances to his name at the moment. We can apply for an exemption, but a loan, probably in Serie A, is the expected next step after his signing.

In any case, hail Cesar(e), who’s apparently a certified badass “savage” (“but in a good way”), walking uphill in snow both ways to training, or some such.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the We Ain't Got No History Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Chelsea news from We Ain't Got No History