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Roma Insist They Are Not Selling Miralem Pjanic Or Radja Nainggolan

Radja-NainggolanAS Roma midfield duo Miralem Pjanic and Radja Nainggolan have both have been linked with a move to Chelsea in the summer, but the capital side is denying that they are for sale.

Antonio Conte’s arrival at Chelsea after the Euro’s this summer, is expected to coincide with an influx of Serie A players to the London club.

Roma club president James Pallotta appears pretty clear that he will not be selling two of his best players this summer:

“I already said that we won’t sell Pjanic and Nainggolan. I still want to see them with Roma’s jersey,” said Pallotta in an interview to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The English press however are convinced that a deal for Nainggolan has already been agreed on with Chelsea reportedly paying £28m (€35m) for Nainggolan, who has agreed to sign a five-year-contract at Stamford Bridge.

But Conte is not stopping with Nainggolan as he is also thought to be an admirer of Roma’s highly-rated midfielder Miralem Pjanic. According to reports Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia has already spoken to Pjanic’s representatives, and the Blues were told to pay £31m, the player’s release clause to take him away from Rome.

While Pallotta does not want to sell both Pjanic and Nainggolan, giving the club’s parlous financial conditions I don’t know if the bankers would allow them to turn down a combined €75m.

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