Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko favours a move to Chelsea despite interest from Premier League rivals Manchester United.
The Frenchman, who received his first international call-up this week, is being chased by a host of top European clubs.
The 22-year-old scored Monaco’s third crucial goal in their 3-1 win against Manchester City last week and looks built for the Premier League.
Manchester United are known to be interested in the midfielder and scouted him during Monaco’s win against Pep Guardiola’s side. However, the Frenchman favours a move to Stamford Bridge, according to the Daily Mirror.
Chelsea are believed to have put the wheels in motion over a move for Bakayoko and believe they are in pole position to sign the midfielder.
Conte spent around £140million during his first summer at the club but he wants to invest in four world class players to improve his side’s spine this time around.
As well as a central midfielder, Conte wants a striker, a centre-back and a right-sided defender in the summer.
Though Chelsea are confident of a deal for Bakayoko, they would revert their attention to Roma ace Radja Nainggolan should they miss out.