The Blues have been keen on Inter jewel Cesare Casadei for quite some time. Fulfillment is now imminent.
Chelsea are making progress in their courtship of midfield talent Cesare Casadei (19). According to consistent media reports, the Blues have come closer to Inter Milan in negotiations to transfer the young midfielder. The Nerazzuri demand loudly Guardians and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano 15 million euros plus bonus payments, which should amount to another five million euros. Noisy Sky Sport Italia Casadei will fly to London on Wednesday to complete the transfer.
Romelu Lukaku also plays a role in the talks. The goalscorer is currently on loan from Chelsea to Inter for a year. In the case of a possible Casadei deal, the basis should also be created for the Belgian to go back to scoring goals in Milan in the long term.
Chelsea: Nice and Sassuolo also wanted Casadei
Casadei has yet to play professionally for Inter but is considered a huge talent in his home country. The prolific U19 international is tied to the Serie A runners-up until 2024. OGC Nice and US Sassuolo are also said to be trying to get him, but reports say they are now out of the running.
Casadei is at home in central midfield. In 2018 he moved to Inter from the AC Cesena youth team. There, among other things, he made people sit up and take notice with strong performances in the UEFA Youth League.
It is unclear whether Chelsea are immediately planning with him for the professional squad. There is also talk of an immediate loan back to Serie A.