Roma's Mattia Destro coy on future amid talk of Chelsea interest

Roma striker Mattia Destro has refused to be drawn into a debate regarding his future as speculation suggests that he is a target for Chelsea.

Roma striker Mattia Destro has been pressed on his future by Sky Sport Italia, but is giving little away when it comes to talk of a possible move during the winter transfer window.

The Daily Express has reported that Premier League heavyweights Chelsea and Arsenal are closely monitoring the Italian striker.

Destro has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge since the summer of 2014, when the Daily Mirror suggested that he was a leading candidate to replace Fernando Torres.

The 23-year-old is aware of the rumours, but is refusing to be drawn into a debate regarding his next move.

After making his first start in several weeks against Palermo on Saturday, Destro opted to remain tight-lipped when quizzed about the reported interest in his services.

He told Sky Sport Italia: "I am a Roma player right now. My position is that I am a striker, I want to do well, to play and to score. We didn't win, but I am happy that I scored."

Destro has been a regular source of goals throughout his two-and-a-half years in the Italian capital.

He is a full international and was unlucky not to make the 2014 World Cup finals, having been cut at the final selection stage.

Exit talk has been sparked, though, as he has been restricted to just eight starts in Serie A this season and a further seven appearances off the bench.

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