Report: Chelsea target Milan defender in possible part-exchange move

Report: Chelsea target Milan defender in possible part-exchange move


There could be a part-exchange deal on the cards between Chelsea and Milan, according to Italian website CalcioMercatoWeb.

The report claims Antonio Conte is keen on Milan full-back Mattia De Sciglio, whereas Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is the Italian side’s transfer priority for the January transfer window.

The website goes on to suggest this could lead to a swap deal, with the two clubs set to meet in the near future in order to strike an agreement.

Chelsea are believed to be willing to let Fabregas move to Milan, but would demand €10m + De Sciglio for the former Barcelona and Arsenal midfielder.

Conte knows De Sciglio very well from their time together at the Italian national team between 2014 and 2016.

The Italy international is pretty versatile, which would make him a welcome addition to the Chelsea squad. His primary position is on the right side of the defense, but he can also play on the left.

He’s also perfectly comfortable as a wing-back in a 3-5-2 formation, which Conte used during his time as Italy manager.

De Sciglio’s contract with Milan expires in the summer of 2018, so if he doesn’t sign an extension by the end of the year, the Rossonericould lose him for a cut-price fee.