According to the reports from the Sun, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is looking to strengthen defensive options during the January transfer window and identified Serie a 25-year-old star Faouzi Ghoulam as their no.1 target.
Despite being on top of the Premier League table Chelsea are looking to sign quality defenders in January to push their team to the title.
And The Sun reported that Algerian star who has been in impressive with the Napoli at the Champions League competition could bring squad depth and versatility to the Chelsea defensive end if he agrees to join the PL club.
Chelsea chances boosted to sign Napoli defender after 25-year-old recently rejecting to sign a contract extension with the Serie A giants and now Chelsea are closely monitoring the situation ahead of a potential swoop for the defender.
Last season Ghoulam was virtually ever-present in a talented Napoli side that finished 2nd in Serie A. He idealy fits the 3-4-3 formation of Antonio Conte and could become a key player for Italian tacticians defense.