According to Italian outlet Calciomercato, Chelsea are scouting Genoa academy prospect Nicolo Rovella and are facing a bidding war with Serie A giants Inter Milan.
Whilst admittedly very little is known about Rovello, the 18-year-old has scored 3 goals in 15 appearances in Primavera 1 and made a brief debut in the Italian top tier this season (Transfermarkt).
Rovella could be a replacement for countryman and fellow defensive midfielder Jorginho in the future. However the Italian U21 international will face tough competition from Stamford Bridge starlet Billy Gilmour, who earned himself a Man of the Match award with a sensational display against Liverpool in the FA Cup on Tuesday.
Naturally this peculiar transfer link has left some Blues fans scratching their heads, with one asking “who the hell is he?”
Have a look at some of the best responses so far…
Who the hell is he?
— Dr. Okechi Favour (@programtor) March 4, 2020
Only if he’s Better than Billy Gilmour.
— Saint.odeya (@OdeyaSaint) March 4, 2020
If it's not milinkovic-savic… Please no more purchase of midfielders except someone departs
— Bensinkay (@bensonkay10) March 4, 2020
I’m sorry but if it ain’t Lautaro or a CB, I’m good on players from the Italian league.
— ً (@CFCShak) March 4, 2020
No more random Seria players please
— Seppers (@Lowkey_Blues) March 4, 2020
Thomas Partey should be the only incoming
— Abhijeet Singh (@RagingPhoneix) March 4, 2020
Chelsea fans, what do you make of the transfer link to Nicolo Rovella? Decent prospect or potential flop? Let us know in the comments below!
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