Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have been handed a major blow today, after it emerged that a prime target will reject the club’s advances this summer.
Metro quote Belgium ace Radja Nainggolan as snubbing transfer speculation during a press conference with his national side, who are set to face surprise package Hungary in the Euro 2016 Round of 16 this weekend.
‘I said to him [Pallotta] I love where I am playing so why not stay? Chelsea were talking but at the moment there is nothing. The Premier League is a big competition, it’s lovely, but I think sometimes in life you need to make choices, and all I can say is that I am happy where I am.’
New Chelsea boss Antonio Conte had eyed the Roma star as a big signing for his new regime in west London but will now need to focus his attention elsewhere, with it unlikely the player will move.
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