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Reports: Mourinho & Conte To Do Battle For Serie A Star

Reports: Jose Mourinho & Antonio Conte To Do Battle For Serie A Star

By Keegan Kruger - May 19, 2017 02:02 PM @KeeganKruger

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will reportedly go head to head for a Serie A star in the next transfer window.

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According to Sky Sports, both tacticians are interested in securing the services of Roma and Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan.

The 29-year-old has once again had an impressive season in Italy's top flight, and is believed to be looking for a new challenge once the campaign is over.

Many in the English media believe that Mourinho's Red Devils are the frontrunners to land the Belgian's signature, but they will have some competition from Chelsea.

Nainggolan was linked with a move to the Blues last season, but things did not play out as many expected it to. The Stamford Bridge side also apparently saw a £34 million (R586 million) bid being rejected by Roma at the beginning of this campaign, but many feel the Italians will listen to offers this time around.

Mourinho is in desperate need of another defensive midfielder as Michael Carrick is the only recognised one at the club at this point in time. The former England international will be a free agent at the end of the season, and there has been no word as to whether or not he will be offered an extension.

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Nainggolan has made 51 appearances for the Giallorossi this season, scoring 14 goals and assisting six further strikes.

Who do you think will end up signing the Belgian? Have your say in the comments section below.


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@general1 Joined: 09 May 2017
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@general1 May 19, 2017 09:27 PM
Not this player theres a good players out there bernado Silva Marco verrati kylian mbappe Christopher nkunku timuoe bakayoko
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Muntu1SD Joined: 11 Mar 2017
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Muntu1SD May 19, 2017 08:50 PM
Veratti please not this one Conte... We have Matic and Fabregas there.
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Soni_JX Joined: 19 Apr 2017
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Soni_JX May 19, 2017 07:44 PM
Another hyped up COW.....he is good i've watching him play against Milan and Napoli ..... but the hype around him is more of exaggeration. This is an above average COW.....nothing more.
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Nqozay May 19, 2017 05:07 PM
Conte must sign Bakayoko, still young and Talented. Nainggolan is old now
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Hloni'mayeng2 May 19, 2017 04:21 PM
Bakayoko, kante nd now nainggolan. I see a new formation brewing up 4 the blues nxt season
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E May 19, 2017 02:41 PM
I like radja he's a good player, he will add more value in united squad.
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musah005 May 19, 2017 02:17 PM
In Mou i trust

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