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.
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 emanating 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?