He has Premier League experience under his belt
Chelsea have made a shock enquiry for former Newcastle United forward Hatem Ben Arfa.
The 29-year old has been in fine form for Ligue 1 side Nice this season and his performances have helped him earn call-ups to the France national team.
And Didier Deschamps looks set to pick Ben Arfa for this summer’s European Championships when the French host the prestigious tournament.
According to the French newspaper L’Equipe, the Blues are keen on capturing Ben Arfa, but they will face competition from Liverpool, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund.
The former Lyon and Marseille attacker made 86 league appearances for Newcastle and Hull City during his time in England’s top flight.