Report: Chelsea-linked Radja Nainggolan to stay at Roma

AS Roma's Radja Nainggolan looks on

The Belgian was understood to be a top transfer target for Chelsea's incoming boss Antonio Conte, but now looks set to stay in Serie A.

Belgium's Radja Nainggolan comes on as a substituteBelgium's Radja Nainggolan has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea

Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport claims Chelsea target Radja Nainggolan is poised to sign an improved deal at AS Roma, scuppering hopes of a move to Stamford Bridge.

Italy boss Antonio Conte, who will take over the helm at the former Champions League winners at the end of the summer, is understood to have made the Belgian one of his top transfer targets, with recent reports suggesting that talks over a potential deal had already begun.

According to the Daily Express, the 28-year-old rejected the Italian's advances when he was in charge at Juventus, and now looks to have decided against a move to England.

Italy head coach Antonio ConteItaly head coach Antonio Conte is to join Chelsea at the end of the summer

Belgium's Axel Witsel, Marouane Fellaini, Jan Vertonghen, Kevin De Bruyne, Radja Nainggolan and Eden Hazard line up before the gameNainggolan is currently away for Belgium's Euro 2016 capaign

Chelsea manager Guus HiddinkConte will take over from interim boss Guus Hiddink

Corriere dello Sport claims the midfielder's deal at Roma will still run until 2020 but will include improved terms that could potentially take his yearly earnings to £3.1 million.

An agreement on the new deal between the player and Roma's director of football Walter Sabatini is reportedly already in place, and could be finalised after this summer's European Championship.

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