Maurizio Sarri targeting Serie A star in January

Two European giants are also interested in him

Chelsea had a busy summer as they were looking to bolster their squad after an underwhelming campaign, despite winning the FA Cup back in May. Maurizio Sarri was appointed as the new manager after Antonio Conte was sacked.

The Italian has brought players like Jorginho from Napoli, Kepa from Athletic Bilbao and Mateo Kovacic on a season long loan from Real Madrid during the summer transfer window. The Blues also managed to keep hold of key players like Eden Hazard, Willian and N’Golo Kante, as they were heavily linked with exits.

The London outfit have won all the 5 Premier League fixtures so far this season against Huddersfield, Arsenal, Newcastle United, Bournemouth and Cardiff City. They are only 1 of the 2 teams to have 100 percent record, others being Liverpool.

They have been tipped off as one of the favourites to win the Premier League title this season after an excellent start. However, it has been suggested they could further strengthen the squad during the January transfer window to mount a genuine title challenge.

Sarri is targeting a January move for winger Federico Chiesa from Fiorentina, according to the Daily and Sunday Express.

The 20 year old came through the academy ranks of the Serie A club and made his senior debut for the club back in 2016. He has been a mainstay in the team since then and established himself as one of the best youngsters in the world.

The Italy International made 36 Serie A appearances last season, scoring 6 goals and providing 5 assists.

The winger has attracted lot of attention from top European clubs and has already been subject to a £50 million bid from Juventus which was turned down in the summer.

The Turin Side may return in January with Napoli joining the hunt as well, though Sarri believes his old club will not have the financial strength to pull off a deal.

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