Saturday June 9 2018
Chelsea join Florenzi chase

Alessandro Florenzi is increasingly likely to leave Roma after contract talks hit problems, as Chelsea joined Juventus and Inter in the chase.

The homegrown talent and supposed future captain is only tied to the club until June 2019.

Negotiations for a new deal have been going on for months without much progress.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Giallorossi are refusing to meet his wage demands of around €4m per year.

Juventus and Inter have already shown interest, but now Chelsea have reportedly approached Roma to ask after Florenzi.

The 27-year-old Italy international is famed for his versatility and work-rate, able to play as a midfielder, a right-back or on the right wing of attack.

He recovered from a serious double knee ligament injury and managed one goal with four assists in 42 competitive games this season.