With January fast approaching, Antonio Conte has, seemingly, already started pencilling in a few potential signings…

The Blues have been firing on all cylinders in the Premier League this season, but Conte, ever the perfectionist, seemingly wants more.

According to the Daily Mail, Conte has made PSG star Marco Verratti his top target for January – and with a bid imminent, the Blues are reportedly confident that they can get a deal done.

The move is a particularly exciting one given the focus that has been placed upon Verratti in recent years, with the young midfielder quickly emerging as one of Europe’s finest young talents.

Antonio Conte is, of course, well aware of him – given that Verratti was a part of the Italy setup when Conte was boss.

Interestingly, the Verratti link is emanatingĀ alongside reports that Oscar is set to leave the Blues for China, a move that would leave a hole in the Chelsea midfield – a hole that Verratti could fill.

With the Blues in with a chance of signing the Italian, where exactly would he fit into the Chelsea first team?

Well, with Oscar reportedly set to leave, and Marco Verratti potentially coming in – could this be Chelsea’s new-look midfield in 2017?