Chelsea want Serie A defender, mega bid for high-profile midfielder revealed

Chelsea are keeping tabs on Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia, according to a report in Daily Star. The 28-year old, who is currently playing for Sampdoria on a loan move, is in the last year of his contract with Inter and will be a free agent in the summer. Ranocchia previously played under Chelsea’s future manager Antonio Conte for the Italian national team. According to the report, Conte identifies Ranocchia as an ideal replacement for John Terry, who is set to depart from Stamford Bridge in summer. Premier League club Liverpool were…

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Everton set to go after Italy international should Chelsea target John Stones complete £40m exit

Everton have moved ahead of Manchester United and Arsenal in the race to sign Inter Milan captain Andrea Ranocchia, but will only complete a move for the Italian if John Stones completes his switch to Chelsea, the Daily Express report. The Blues are planning to make a bid in the region of £40m for the 21-year-old (via Express), which would make him the most expensive defender in British football history (via Daily Mirror), but also leave Roberto Martinez with just one natural centre-back. However, the Toffees boss is prepared for that outcome, having…

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