Chelsea have reportedly identified Serie A giants AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli as a possible target this summer.

Italy international star has established himself as one of the best centre-backs in Serie A, with the 23-year-old defender having spells at AS Roma and Sampdoria before his stunning season at AC Milan.

The Italian international defender has played a vital role in AC Milan’s recent return to form, however,  according to Leggo, Gennaro Gattuso faces a tough battle to keep the player at San Siro.

The defending Premier League champions have previously held an interest in Italy international defender, and it appears that Antonio Conte would like to bring his compatriot to Stamford Bridge if he remains in charge of Chelsea.

Romagnoli – who has scored five goals in 98 games for AC Milan – still has over two years left on his current deal.

Meanwhile, another AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci has been rumoured with a switch to Stamford Bridge following Antonio Conte’s desire to work once again with the Italian centre-back, who has joined Gennaro Gattuso’s side last summer.

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