English Premiership

Chelsea approach Roma star

2016-06-04 20:05
Chelsea logo (File)

Cape Town - Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has confirmed Chelsea have made contact with his club to enquire about a potential transfer in the off-season.

The 28-year-old, whose contract with the Italian club runs until June 2020, also revealed that incoming Blues boss Antonio Conte had previously tried to sign him whilst at the helm of Juventus.

However, Nainggolan was quick to point out that a deal had not yet been agreed by the two clubs.

"There has been contact between Roma and Chelsea," Nainggolan told HLN Nina. "But I will not get involved so long as there is no agreement between the clubs.

"Chelsea are keen to strengthen their squad and Conte is a manager who wanted to sign me before. Chelsea are a big club.

"But the transfer is not a done deal so long as there is no signed contract on the table. And it would not be easy to leave Italy after 11 years."

The Belgium international made 35 appearances for Roma in the 2015/16 campaign, scoring six goals and providing one assist.

Nainggolan also counts Italian duo Piacenza and Cagliari amongst his former clubs.

Read more on:    chelsea  |  english premiership  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

29 October 2016
Sunderland v Arsenal, Stadium of Light 13:30
Manchester United v Burnley, Old Trafford 16:00
Middlesbrough v Bournemouth, Riverside Stadium 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City, The Hawthorns 16:00
Watford v Hull City, Vicarage Road 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City, White Hart Lane 16:00
Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Selhurst Park 18:30
30 October 2016
Everton v West Ham United, Goodison Park 15:30
Southampton v Chelsea, St. Mary's Stadium 18:00
31 October 2016
Stoke City v Swansea City, Britannia Stadium 22:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Will Jose Mourinho lead Manchester United to the English Premiership title in 2016/17?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.