Chelsea agree £12.6m deal for highly-rated Inter Milan midfielder Cesare Casadei

Chelsea agree £12.6m deal for highly-rated Inter Milan midfielder Cesare Casadei

Chelsea agree £12.6m deal for highly-rated Inter Milan midfielder Cesare Casadei

Chelsea agree £12.6m deal for highly-rated Inter Milan midfielder Cesare Casadei and will pay a further £4m in add-ons, with the youngster offered a six-year deal

  • Chelsea have agreed a £12.6m deal with Inter Milan for Cesare Casadei
  • Inter Milan have rejected a £6million bid for the highly-rated 19-year-old
  • Thomas Tuchel’s side keen to add young talents like Casadei to their squad

Chelsea have agreed a £12.6m deal with Inter Milan for midfielder Cesare Casadei.

The Blues will pay an additional £4million in add-ons for the 19-year-old and have offered a six-year contract with his medical pending this week.

Casadei, 19, is yet to make his senior professional debut for Inter but is considered one of the hottest prospects in Italian football and Chelsea turned down a £6million offer for the youngster more early this summer.

Chelsea agree £12.6m deal for highly-rated Inter Milan midfielder Cesare Casadei

Chelsea have agreed a £12.6m deal with Inter Milan for midfielder Cesare Casadei

Thomas Tuchel's side scouted Casadei widely and had an earlier £6million offer rejected

Thomas Tuchel’s side scouted Casadei widely and had an earlier £6million offer rejected

New Chelsea owner and interim sporting director Todd Boehly continues to back Tuchel in the market

New Chelsea owner and interim sporting director Todd Boehly continues to back Tuchel in the market

Thomas Tuchel’s team have widely spotted the midfielder.

It is believed that Casadei would initially be brought in as an academy signing, with a view to possibly bringing the Italy youth international into the first team.

It has also been reported that if he joins Chelsea, Casadei could be loaned out again in Serie A to continue his development.

Casadei’s move is part of the “Vision 2030” strategy to which the new owners, led by Todd Boehly, have adhered.

With the Blues midfielder in the 2-2 draw with Spurs being Jorginho and N’Golo Kante who are 30 and 31 respectively, the club are aware the squad need to freshen up with new young talent. .

This has already been seen with the signing of Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa for £20million, after the midfielder excelled for England under-19s.

Carney Chukwuemeka has joined Chelsea for £20million as they aim to freshen up their squad with young talent

Carney Chukwuemeka has joined Chelsea for £20million as they aim to freshen up their squad with young talent

Sunday's midfield pair N'Golo Kante and Jorginho are 31 and 30 respectively

Sunday’s midfield pair N’Golo Kante and Jorginho are 31 and 30 respectively

Casadei is highly regarded at Inter and speaking about their young midfielder earlier this summer, Inter CEO Beppe Marotta said: “Today he is a young talent.” He still has a long way to go before becoming a top player, but we are very proud to have him with us.

“He is training with the first team, he is showing himself at a very good level.

“At the moment I can only speak about him in positive terms because he is above average for his age, and after that it depends a lot on him.”

“It will depend on his ability to chart his future, because in addition to technical qualities, you also need to have personal qualities which are often more important in football.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea continue to look to strengthen their first team for Tuchel before the window closes at the end of this month.

Following the departures of Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku, a striker is a priority with Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang heavily linked with the club, while they are also believed to be close to a deal for Catalan club midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

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