Chelsea are yet to make any signing so far in the ongoing transfer window, no thanks to their unsettled managerial position.
The Blues have been linked with some high-profile players but there are no concrete reports about how far they’ve gone in their negotiations with other clubs for new players.
As part of their inability to make things happen so far in terms of recruiting new players, the Blues are yet again set to miss out on Raul Albiol’s signature as the Napoli star wants a new contract from the Serie A giants.
The former Real Madrid player is one of the integral part of Maurizio Sarri’s team since he joined the Naples in 2013.
He was tipped to be moving with Sarri to Stamford Bridge this summer but that seems to be a mere speculation as he is now set to extend his stay at the Napolitano Stadium for more seasons.
The 32-year-old played 31 League matches last season, scoring three goals and also providing two assists as they compete with Juventus for the Scuddeto glory.
Villarreal are also believed to be monitoring the player’s situation at Italy and they have made an official move for his services.
However, the player rejected the chance of joining the La Liga side, therefore, giving Napoli the believe that they stand a chance of retaining his services beyond this summer.