Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has identified Inter Milan midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia as a possible January transfer target, according to The Mirror.

The Blues have been linked with a number of players that operate in the boiler room, casting more doubts over Cesc Fabregas’ future at Stamford Bridge.

N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic have been operating in central midfield in Conte’s new 3-4-3 formation, but it is believed that the Italian trainer wants more strength in depth in this position.

Kondogbia was thoroughly impressive for Monaco and convinced Inter to splash out on him last year, but the Frenchman has found the going tough in Serie A.

With his physical qualities and work rate seemingly suiting the Premier League, the latest report suggests that Cone will move for the all-action star once the transfer window reopens in the new year.

Chelsea have also been linked with Fiorentina’s Milan Badelj, who is a similar type of player to the Inter enforcer.

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