Report: Chelsea flew to Italy today for talks with Arsenal target Casadei
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Report: Chelsea flew to Italy today for talks with Arsenal target Casadei

Arsenal may have to step up their pursuit of Cesare Casadei if they want the Inter Milan midfielder, with Foot Mercato reporting that Chelsea representatives flew to Italy for talks and to discuss a contract with the 19-year-old.

Casadei could well end the summer transfer window as a Premier League player. It does appear that Chelsea are leading the charge for the teenager. But they are not his only admirers.

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In fact, reports at the weekend claimed that Arsenal are crazy about the midfielder. And they have previously enquired about a possible deal.

But that report noted that Chelsea are set to make an imminent offer. And it seems that they have gone one step further today.

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Foot Mercato is now reporting that representatives from Stamford Bridge travelled to Milan today. And the aim of their mission was to actually agree terms with the player himself.

Chelsea flew to Italy for Casadei talks

Chelsea definitely appear to be stepping up their pursuits of a number of players. Obviously, the big name seemingly closing in on a move to Stamford Bridge is Marc Cucurella.

But they are also working on a deal for Carney Chukwuemeka. And a deal for Casadei would be another move for the future.

He is yet to make his Inter debut. But he boasts an amazing record at youth level. Last season, he scored 16 goals in all competitions, while also providing five assists.

It will be interesting to see if Chelsea’s trip prompts Arsenal to act. If they are crazy about the player, they will surely want to make a bid of their own before it is too late.

Mikel Arteta has built a brilliant squad, full of young, hungry players. And Casadei would fit in perfectly if they make a last-ditch bid to seemingly snatch him from Chelsea’s grasp.

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