Chelsea closing in on making 1st summer signing as experienced CL defender wants move

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Chelsea have reportedly made contact in signing AS Roma defender as they look to beat Juventus and Inter Milan to Alessandro Florenzi signature this summer according to the Sun who cites La Gazzette dello Sport

Florenzi would give Chelsea options where they need them most when they need them most. Squad rotation will be more important than ever with the Blues back in the Europa League.

The Italian spent eight years in Roma’s academy before breaking into the club’s first-team in 2011.

He has since played over 200 games for the Serie A outfit. he is set to bring his stint at Roma to an end this summer after talks over a contract extension broke down.

Florenzi is said to be demanding £3.5million-a-year in wages before extending his deal past 2019.

He has 28 caps and 29 appearances in the Champions League and Europa League. He can be an important voice of experience as the Blues battle through the Europa League, and keep the team motivated for a return to the Champions League.

 

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