Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is reportedly interested in bringing the « next Yaya Toure » to Stamford Bridge.
According to The Guardian, the Italian manager is a huge fan of Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie, who plays for Atalanta in Serie
The 20-year-old has been dubbed the « next Yaya », and is said to have attracted interest from several top European clubs.
Despite Conte’s interest in the midfielder, however, it is unlikely that Chelsea will sign the promising star in this transfer window, during which the player will be representing his country at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Kessie has impressed in Serie A this season, scoring six goals and providing two assists in 16 matches.
The Ivorian stars in a defensive midfield position, but his pace and power allows him to storm forward and contribute to goals for his team.