Chelsea “very close” to signing Cesare Casadei from Inter

Chelsea are understood to be close to signing Cesare Casadei from Inter, although Inter are firm on the asking price of €20 million for the talented youngster.

According to Italian transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio, Cesare Casadei is close to joining Chelsea from Inter. The Premier League club has offered a fixed part of €12 million plus bonuses. Nevertheless, the Nerazzurri management is asking for a transfer fee of around €15 million plus bonuses of €5 million.

The ongoing summer transfer window has witnessed a plethora of clubs showing interest in the services of the 19-year-old midfielder.

The report claims that Torino wanted the player to be included in a deal for Gleison Bremer. Nice and Sassuolo all have also made enquiries about Casadei. The Neroverdi were ready to allow Inter to add a buy-back clause to the agreement. It is suggested that Inter are awaiting Chelsea’s next offer for the youngster. After offloading Casadei, Inter intend to sign Manuel Akanji from Borussia Dortmund.

GIFN | Jyotirmoy Halder

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