Chelsea have rejected Inter’s request to include a buy-back clause as part of their deal to sign Cesare Casadei, according to reports.
Chelsea have held extensive talks to sign the 19-year-old this summer and two offers have already been rejected by Inter.
Casadei is yet to make his senior debut for Inter but the midfielder is widely regarded as one of the brightest young prospects in Italy.
Inter are holding out for a £20 million fee for Casadei but also want the option to sign him back from Chelsea in the next few years.
But according to The Times, Chelsea are unwilling to allow Inter to have a buyback clause as they view Casadei as a key part of their future plans.
Casadei has been extensively scouted by Chelsea’s academy chief Neil Bath and the club are hopeful of securing a deal after the £20m signing of Aston Villa midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka earlier this week.
When asked about Casadei’s future last week, Inter’s CEO Beppe Marotta said: ‘Today he’s a young talent. He still has a long way to go before he can become a top player, but we’re very proud to have him with us.
‘He’s training with the first team, he’s proving to be at a very good level.
‘Right now I can only talk about him in positive terms as he’s above average for his age, and after that a lot depends on him.
‘It will depend how he’s able to map out his future, because apart from the technical qualities, you also have to have the personal ones which are often more important in football.’
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