The Blues have put up a limp defence of their Premier League title, which cost Jose Mourinho his job back in December.
Since then Guus Hiddink has steadied the ship, but despite some signs of positivity the Londoners’ season is effectively over following elimination from the FA Cup and Champions League – any form of European qualification seems too far away.
Italy coach Antonio Conte is expected to succeed Hiddink when his interim spell ends, which has led to links with a host of big name players.
And reports claim that Nainggolan, Florenzi and Manolas of Roma are all wanted.
Florenzi is a versatile right-sided player, Manolas can play at centre-back and Nainggolan is seen as a box-to-box midfielder.