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With the transfer window reopening, Antonio Conte is looking to bolster his ranks in the midfield and has reportedly set his sights on Genoa’s Diego Laxalt.

In an interview with calciomercato, the player’s agent Vincenzo D’Ippolito revealed that Conte has been keeping an eye on Laxalt. He told reporters:

“There are many clubs that have been scouting him. Fiorentina have been watching him for very long time, they also wanted to sign him last summer, but there are requests also from the Premier League. Conte had been scouting Laxalt when he was in Italy and he’d love to take Laxalt to Chelsea now.” 

Chelsea are currently first in the Premier League and will have a significant transfer kitty for the January transfer window. In addition, Oscar’s reported sale to China will garner a further 60 million euros for potential targets. Laxalt has impressed this season for Genoa and could potentially emerge as a priority for Conte’s Chelsea.

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