Antonio Conte identified prolific and versatile PL star as an alternative for Hector

Chelsea are reportedly interested in landing Michail Antonio as they look to bolster their squad.

Antonio Conte wants to strengthen his defence in January and has already recalled Nathan Ake from Bournemouth as he trying secure key targets, with a match against title holders Leicester City beckoning on Saturday.

Conte’s dreams of signing Antonio could be dashed early, however, as West Ham have no desire of selling the versatile man in January.

Chelsea are still considering other options, having also watching at Napoli’s Faouzi Ghoulam. Who has rejected a new deal at the Serie A side but it is believed that he will not be free to move in January.

The Italian manager is still assessing Kenedy and is open to both keeping him or sending him out on loan. The South American is not yet eligible to play because, if he makes played for Chelsea, he would be powerless to move on loan.

This is according to FIFA rules not letting footballers to appear for more than two sides, with Kenedy having been used by Watford in a unique match before moving back to west London.

Hector, has not been one to draw Chelsea’s interest despite reports linking  The Blues to theGerman star.