Chelsea named the 23-year-old prolific Serie A star as a summer target

Chelsea have reportedly recognized AC Milan star Alessio Romagnoli as a potential transfer target for the summer window.

Romagnoli has proved himself as one of the best players in Serie A, with the 23-year-old having spells at Roma and Sampdoria before shining at San Siro.

The Italian ace has performed a significant role in Milan’s last return to form however according to Leggo, Gennaro Gattuso faces a fight to keep the footballer at the club.

Chelsea have earlier held an interest in Romagnoli and it seems that Antonio Conte would like to bring his countryman to Stamford Bridge should he remain with the West Londoners.

Romagnoli who has scored five goals in 98 games for Milan still has over two years remaining on his contract.

Meanwhile, As Spanish publication Don Balon claims, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is desperate to avoid losing the 27-year-old Belgian to Real Madrid.

There have been plenty of rumours about Hazard’s departure to Santiago Bernabeu. The Blues have been in talks with their superstar over a contract extension, but he is holding back at the moment.

And it is claimed Abramovich has now slapped a £15million-per-season deal on the table. But, according to the reports from Don Balon, even the club’s President’s intervention might not be enough.

Hazard has set a pretty hard task to himself as wishes to challenge Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the Ballon d’Or.

Belgian international is currently under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2020.

Speaking earlier this week, Hazard admitted, that no matter the talks involving PSG and Real Madrid, he feels comfortable in London, but he is not sure if this can last forever. Belgian stated that in case he wishes to change clubs, he will.

“I still have two years left on my contract,” he said. “I feel very good over here. The fans love me; my family enjoys life over here. We will see.