Chelsea have been tasked with finding a suitable buyer for their club record transfer asset before they can make a move for AS Roma’s blossoming forward Mattia Destro. There had earlier been reports that the Blues were interested in a swap deal for Destro, which would see Fernando Torres going the other way, but Destro’s agent Renzo Contratto has clarified that while there exists considerable interest from Chelsea, a swap deal was never on the cards.
In excerpts of an interview carried in the Metro, Contratto said, “It’s true that Chelsea are interested in Mattia. But the reports regarding a swap deal have no foundation, it’s all speculation. If Chelsea sell Torres, maybe it’s possible they make an offer for Mattia. Otherwise no [a deal cannot happen].”