Conte zones in on Kondogbia

November 21, 2016

CHELSEA are reportedly keen on taking Geoffrey Kondogbia to Stamford Bridge in the new year.

Antonio Conte watches Chelsea play Leicester in the Premier League at King Power StadiumChelsea boss Antonio Conte is weighing up a new-year swoop for Inter Milan’s Geoffrey Kondogbia

And their hopes of securing the France international’s serviceshave been boosted by his agent’s latest comments.Kondogbia linked up with Inter Milan in a £26.4m switch last summer.

And while he has so far struggled to set Serie A alight, he has seemingly caught the eye of Antonio Conte.

Geoffrey Kondogbia plays for Inter Milan against Emploi in Serie AGETTYChelsea target Geoffrey Kondogbia joined Inter Milan from Monaco in a £26.4m deal last summer

According to the Daily Mirror, the Chelsea boss is weighing up a raid for the 23-year-old as he seeks to further remodel the squad he inherited from JoseMourinho.The former Juventus gaffer splashed out more than £100m on new talent having taken charge in west London this July.

But after missing out on a number of key targets, he is set to be backed by Roman Abramovich in January.

Ahead of the transfer window re-opening,Kondogbia’s representative JonathanMaarek has admitted Inter are a stepping stone in his client’s career.He told France Football: “It would be a lie if I said Geoffrey is living the best moment of his life.

“But this is a very important time in which to develop, because it is when you go through difficult periods that you become stronger.

“During his career he has done nothing but progress since the beginning.

Chelsea target Geoffrey Kondogbia with Manchester United star Paul Pogba on France dutyGeoffrey Kondogbia plays his international football alongside Manchester United star Paul“His arrival at Inter was another step towards getting to one of the biggest clubs in the world.

“That was the plan and it still is.”Aside from Kondogbia, Chelsea have been linked with Burnley star Michael Keane and Fiorentina ace Federico Bernardeschi.


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