You might be forgiven in thinking the Antonio Conte era has already begun at Chelsea if you hang around the Blues fans in the Transfer Tavern as they continue to talk up with potential transfer dealings under their incoming Italian.
Speculation over the combative Belgian international has been rampant in recent weeks, with a move to Stamford Bridge constantly being mooted as a likely outcome this summer.
While the Italian capital based outfit insist their aim to is add to their current crop of stars, they did concede that no member of their squad is exempt from sale.
‘Every player has his price but our goal is to strengthen Roma’, Baldissoni told Mediaset Premium.
The 27-year old is thought to be one of Conte’s key targets as he prepares to takeover in West London after leading Italy through Euro 2016 this summer.
A dynamic box-to-box midfielder, the Belgian international would be a huge upgrade on Ramires, who has sold to China in a shock £25m deal over the course of the January transfer window.
Excited, Chelsea fans?