Chelsea are ready to make an improved bid for Inter starlet Cesare Casadei with the Serie A giants likely to accept a €15m bid for the 19-year-old.
Chelsea saw an €8m bid rejected by the Nerazzurri last week but are expected to knock on Inter’s door again with an improved offer.
According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea see Casadei as a .er who can develop by training alongside N’Golo Kante and Italy international Jorginho, who has entered the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
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Inter need a big-money sale to balance the books, and selling Casadei and Andrea Pinamonti would allow the Nerazzurri to cash in €30-40m. It remains to be seen if that will be enough to avoid the departure of a big .er such as Milan Skriniar or Denzel Dumfries.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Monday that Inter’s asking price for Casadei is circa €20m. However, the Nerazzurri could still accept a lower fee given that the promising midfielder is not part of the first team and has yet to make his senior debut at the Stadio Meazza.
If Casadei completes his move to Chelsea, he could be loaned out to another Serie A club or spend the season between the Blues’ academy and the first team.