AC Milan have now turned down a second bid from Chelsea for their young center back. The Blues had reportedly made a €25 million offer to the Rossonerri on Monday only to see it get rejected.
According to reports in Italy AC Milan are negotiating with Chelsea, but not for Alessio Romagnoli. Instead the Rossoneri are interested in bringing Croatian youngster Mario Pasalic who is yet to feature in a game for Chelsea and has had loan spells in Spain and France.
Chelsea have long been in pursuit of a new centre-back to bolster their defence and their Premier League rivals Manchester City may just have inadvertently done them a huge favour.
Chelsea have started the season positively with two wins from their first two games in the Premier League. However, their failure to keep a clean sheet in either game has only hastened Antonio Conte's search for defensive additions to the squad.
Chelsea have reportedly agreed to a temporary move for Loic Remy to fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace.
Chelsea got off to a fine start in the EFL Cup with a 3-2 victory against Bristol Rovers, with Antonio Conte fielding what was mostly a second string side.
Chelsea welcome League One side Bristol Rovers to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday in the second round of the newly branded EFL Cup.
It was another engaging Premier League weekend as Manchester United and Manchester City registered convincing wins, while Burnley pulled off the upset of the round by beating high-flying Liverpool at Turf Moor.
Chelsea and Arsenal are reportedly eyeing a move for Velez Sarsfield's teenage striking sensation Naza Bazan Vera.
AC Milan were approached by Chelsea earlier today for former Italy under-21 centre back Alessio Romagnoli. Milan have told Chelsea representatives that they consider the defender un-sellable despite an offer of € 35 million.