Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois have urged Radja Nainggolan to join Chelsea

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Chelsea's summer dealings have somewhat flown under the radar in recent weeks.

What with Manchester United and Manchester City beginning new eras under Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola respectively, and Arsenal signing Granit Xhaka two weeks ago, the Blues have barely been discussed.

That could all change in a split second, though; it only takes one big signing to turn the tables.


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Well, Chelsea could well be approaching such a big-name coup if recent reports are anything to go by.

AS Roma's Radja Nainggolan has been heavily linked with a move in recent days after the west Londoners reportedly made £30 million enquiries into his availability.

And now, the Belgian has revealed that countrymen Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois have urged him to join them at Stamford Bridge this summer.

This is according to Goal, who claim Nainggolan said: "I have met with Antonio Conte and I know he wanted me at Juventus. He has told me what kind of player I can be for him and I feel he still wants me.

"However, I am now concentrating on the next few weeks and to see what will happen.

"Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard have already asked me to come to Chelsea, but a possible transfer is not in my head."

In stating that he is fully focused on Euro 2016, Nainggolan has used the oldest trick in the book to avoid revealing how he truly feels, but there's little doubt Chelsea's interest will be playing on his mind.

The Blues are certainly in the right ballpark by pursuing the 28-year-old amidst rumours Nemanja Matic wants to reunite with Jose Mourinho at United this summer.

This is according to The Sun, who report that the Serbian has grown frustrated at Stamford Bridge and wants to play a key role in Mourinho's United revolution.

And he could well get his move given his former Portuguese manager is just as interested in signing him at Old Trafford.

There is some good news for Chelsea, though, after Hazard ruled out a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

He told French outlet Telefoot, per the Independent: "PSG are not part of my plans. I have a contract until 2020, I feel good here and I don’t want to finish on a season like that.

"I left Lille [in 2012] as a boss and I’d like to leave Chelsea as a boss, if I do leave one day. But for the time being I’m here.”

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