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Chelsea will struggle to get deals for AC Milan pair over the line

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has outlined moves for AC Milan defenders Mattia Caldara and Alessio Romagnoli, according to Calciomercato.

What’s the word?

After being appointed the Blues’ new manager, Sarri strengthened the midfield with the arrivals of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic.

However, it seems that the former Napoli boss wanted to bolster his defensive options.

So far this season, Sarri has gone with a central pairing for Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz, with both starting all four of the club’s Premier League matches.

The team have had a 100% winning start to the season, so there is no drastic need for a change, but according to Calciomercato, Chelsea are eyeing Caldara and Romagnoli.

The report claims that Sarri does not envisage Luiz or Gary Cahill being part of his plans, and after failing to sign Daniele Rugani from Juventus in the summer, Milan’s pair have moved to the forefront.

Is a deal likely?

Targeting two defenders at one club would usually strengthen a suitor’s chances of securing the signature of one, but this case is a little different.

Chelsea would have to pay a significant sum for either defender due to what occurred in the summer window.

Caldara only moved to the San Siro last month on a five-year deal from Juventus, and it would be baffling if the club entertained a transfer so soon.

The same can be said for Romagnoli as he recently renewed his contract at the Italian outfit.

Chelsea have the money to make a splash in the market, but Sarri may need to think of some back-up options.

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