27 year old influential midfielder, Milan Badelj is attracting a lot of interest from Serie A’s biggest teams but it seems Chelsea are also interested in the services of the Croatian midfielder. Antonio Conte has galvanized Chelsea since joining The Blues, and has identified the former Hamburg player as a top transfer target in January.
The Blues are currently on top of the Premier League log, and will look to continue that momentum with quality signings come January. The player made the switch to Stadio Artemio Franchi in 2014, and has seen his stock grow in Florence. According to Dailystar Last week, Calcio Mercato reported that Chelsea were preparing a big offer for the 20-time Croatian international.
The agent of the player, Dejan Joksimovic has been speaking about his client’s links to Roma. Speaking to Pagine Romaniste when asked whether his client will make a move to the Stadio Olimpico, he said,
“I honestly do not know … We talk about a lot of teams interested in him.”But I pronced that Milan do not talk with any club on January 1.”.
Baldelj has made 15 appearances this season, scoring once and assisting once.
Badelj, who gained worldwide popularity due to his ability on virtual football simulation game, Football Manager for his ability is reportedly ready to move to a bigger team as he aims to test himself regularly against the world’s best players. His contract at the Italian club expires in 18 months and have been talks on extending the deal, though there is no concrete agreement at the moment.
This situation has thrown the likes of Roma, Juventus and lately Chelsea into red alert as his club may be willing to let him go on a cut price deal, so as not to lose him for a free in the summer of 2018.
He is a classy left footed midfielder who is adept at playing as a defensive midfielder and also as a central midfielder. He has exquisite passing range, brilliant footwork and orchestrated things from the quarter back position in the Regista mode of Andrea Pirlo.