Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie’s agent has revealed that that his player is in talks with Chelsea over a potentional switch to Stamford Bridge during the January transfer window.
The 20-year-old versatile midfielder has enjoyed an excellent start of the season with scoring seven goals and atracted interest from hosts of Premier League clubs.
The Blues chief Antonio Conte is a huge fan of promising midfielder and keeping a close eye on his progress during his tiem at Juventus.
And Kessie’s agent, George Atangana, says he is in discussions with Chelsea over a transfer.
‘Chelsea are very interested and it is a great club but we must take our time to consider all the options.
‘Now we are in January so he has to play at the Africa Cup of Nations for Ivory Coast so I am not going to rush anything,’ Atangana told The Guardian.
‘We have a lot of interest from the Premier League.
‘I cannot say at this stage how much he will cost but we are talking about one of the best young players in the world.’
Last season Kessie was on the verge to join Premier League outsiders Sunderland, however, now after a huge improvement he could join PL leaders and help them to finish season on top of the table.
Chelsea are plotting moves for Premier League attacking duo Fernando Llorente and Michael Antonio, according to the MailOnline reports.
Antonio Conte wants to bolster attacking options in the middle of the season and identified his former player Fernando Llorente as back-up striker for Diego Costa, while Italian manager is also planning a shock move for West Ham in-form star Michael Antonio.
The Blues boss is said to have been impressed by Antonio this season, especially his ability to play in a number of positions.
The 26-year-old versatile winger has played as a striker, right winger and at right-back for Slaven Bilic’s side in the recent games.
And after recalling Ake from his loan spell at Bournemouth means that Chelsea won’t sign defensive prospects in January and would try to lure a quality forward at Stamford Bridge.
Llorente would be reunited with Conte at Stamford Bridge should his deal go through, having played under him at Juventus.
The 31-year-old has been in fine form since his transfer from Sevilla as he has managed to score six Premier League goals for a struggling Swansea side.
Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi’s future remains unclear after Belgian failed to settle in London.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is believed to be a huge admirer of Leverkusen star Hakan Calhanoglu and made an approach for the 22-year-old star, according to the Turkish-Football reports.
It’s believed that Antonio Conte is in the market for midfield reinforcements after the exit of Oscar Chelsea are in need for quality players in the heart of the midfield.
The Blues have made a surprise January bid for Calhanoglu, with Conte is desperate to sign Bundesliga free-kick specialist.
Earlier last month, The Blues were keeping tabs on the highly-rated Turkey international, who has been Leverkusen’s one of the best performers in the recent years.
However, it appears that Chelsea will face a stiff competition from Manchester United and Barcelona who is believed to be a two favourite teams for 22-year-old midfielder.
Chalhanoglu has recently Said: “Barcelona and Manchester United are huge clubs it would be difficult to turn them down.
‘But I have not said anything about any transfers or anything of the sort.’