The Blues are seriously targeting a move for the versatile West Ham man but they are yet to show any intention of the signing of the Koln defender
Chelsea are interested in signing Michail Antonio as they look to strengthen their options in the wing-back position but, despite reports, are not interested in Koln’s Jonas Hector.
Blues boss Antonio Conte is keen to reinforce his defence in January and has already recalled Nathan Ake from Bournemouth as he struggles to zero in on key targets, with a game against title holders Leicester City beckoning on Saturday. His hopes of signing Antonio could be dashed early, however, as the Hammers have no interest of selling the
26-year-old in January.
The Blues are continuing to monitor other options, having also looked at Napoli’s Faouzi Ghoulam. Ghoulam has snubbed a new contract at the Serie A club but it is understood that he will not be available to move in January.