For all the latest reports and transfer rumours, visit our dedicated section here.Chelsea have admitted defeat in their efforts to wrap up a deal for Cesena midfielder Marco Parolo, according to Sky Sport 24.
The Italian news channel reported that the two clubs exchanged dialogue on Wednesday regarding a deal for the 26-year-old, but to no avail it has emerged.
It has also been claimed that attacking midfielder Gael Kakuta was offered to the Serie A club, but the young Frenchman's wage demands scuppered any possible deal.
However, Chelsea will reportedly send scouts to watch the ex-Verona midfielder in action as the season wears on, with another round of talks being lined up for January.
Parolo has enjoyed a hugely successful breakout season, contributing to Cesena's salvation in their first season back in the Italian top-flight, and earning a debut international cap for his native Italy.