Radja Nainggolan confirms Belgian teammates want him to join Chelsea

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There are already two Belgian superstars at The Bridge, and they want to bring in a third.

According to Roma playmaker Radja Nainggolan, both Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard have approached him about joining Chelsea.

“[Thibaut] Courtois and [Eden] Hazard are trying to convince me to go to London with them,” the 28-year-old said while on international duty at Euro 2016 in France. “I know they’re a big club, but I’m not going to get obsessed thinking about it. It’s been ten years that I’ve been linked with a new club each year and yet I’ve only played for three clubs.”

It’s one thing for two or three teammates to chat about their employer while on international duty, but it seems there is noise from inside Stamford Bridge as well.

“We’ve talked,” Nainggolan said of new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. “He already wanted me at Juve, but I told him that I would never go there. Now he’s trying to convince me to go to Chelsea and we’ve had a chat about it. He’s an interesting person. We’ll see [if I stay at Roma]. I don’t know.”

Roma could find themselves in a dire situation this summer. With news that one central midfielder could be on his way, there are rumors that attacking midfielder Miralem Pjanic could also head out, linked to Chelsea, Manchester United, and Juventus. Could they lose both key cogs in the middle of the pitch?