Fiorentina wideman Federico Bernardeschi is wanted by Premier League side Chelsea and the winger will look to force through a move to Stamford Bridge in January, according to The Express.

The Blues have recently switch to a 3-4-2-1 formation, with Victor Moses playing well in the right wing-back role but few other options in the role for Antonio Conte.

The Italian trainer knows Bernardeschi well from their mutual time with the Azzurri national team and the Chelsea boss faced the versatile star during his tenure as Juventus manager.

The 22-year-old is a product of the Viola’s youth system and is now one of Fiorentina’s most-important players, scoring four goals in 11 games this season for the Stadio Artemio Franchi outfit.

Bernardeschi’s arrival would offer competition for places at right-wing back, with the 22-year-old capable of featuring in this role or in a more advanced position.

Chelsea bought Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina in 2015 after he starred in Florence, but the Colombian has not been given a chance to regularly feature at Stamford Bridge.


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