CHELSEA are set to have a £12million bid accepted for Inter Milan youngster Cesare Casadei, according to reports.
The Blues are keen to sign the Italian prospect and have already had two bids worth under £10m rejected.
Casadei, 19, is yet to feature for Inter's first team but is regarded as one of their finest young talents.
The Serie A side have been keen to include a buyback clause in a deal with Chelsea, although the Blues have resisted.
According to the Standard, the two sides are set to settle upon a £12m fee.
The midfielder will initially play for Chelsea's Under-21s although could soon graduate to the first team squad.
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He appeared on Inter's first-team bench once last season for a match against Sassuolo.
Casadei was a regular in the Uefa Youth League, while he scored 13 goals in 29 Primavera appearances for Inter's Under-19s.
He is also a mainstay of Italy's Under-19s side.
Chelsea have been busy recruiting for their Under-21 side after only narrowly avoiding relegation from the PL2 last term.
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