Latest reports are confirming that AS Roma star Alessandro Florenzi is unsure about his future in Italy. The stylish full back come central midfielder has been in fine form for the Romans over the last few seasons. He is apparently aware of the growing interest in him amongst the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United and Juventus and will want to see how the situation plays out before committing to Roma on a long-term contract.
Florenzi will enter the final 12 months of his contract at the club at the end of the current season and it is reported that AS Roma is keen to solve the situation by giving Florenzi a new contract before it expires. However, the club has been struck by the player’s demands who wants to double his current wages.
With the club and the player at a stand-off, Florenzi could be well headed for a departure. This has refreshed links of a possible move for Florenzi to Chelsea this summer.
Chelsea kicked off their not so majestic title defence this season to their thrilling title win last time around with several undue defeats and are now struggling to clinch a place in the top 4. The Blues look wary and out of ideas and are being outplayed by teams ranging in calibre from Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to rock-bottom club Crystal Palace.
The previous summer came for the Blues with manager Antonio Conte being promised new signings to add strength and depth to his shallow squad. The summer went by and although Chelsea did end up with new players, almost none of them were Conte’s first choice signings. A team that had won the title last year now looks pale and desperately short in quality outside the first playing eleven.
Chelsea’s cause have suffered even more from the unfortunate injuries and silly suspensions for their first team stars with Alvaro Morata, Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante, Victor Moses, David Luiz and Gary Cahill all missing games in crucial junctions.
Conte will need new players and a new right-wing back could be critical. Although Chelsea added players last month, the right wing back remains a concern with both Victor Moses and Davide Zappacosta looking below par. Getting in a player like Florenzi would not only strengthen the Blues, it would also give them a new dynamic with the Italian’s versatility to play as a central midfielder as well. Whether Chelsea take advantage of this situation, remains to be seen.
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