He is Conte’s back-up target
According to reports, Chelsea are eyeing a move for Torino centre-back Nikola Maksimovic.
It’s no secret that the Blues’ boss Antonio Conte wants a new centre-half this summer.
And Maksimovic, 24, is allegedly available for £18.5 million.
Despite Chelsea’s interest, the Serbia international is only the West London club’s back-up target.
Recent rumours claim that Chelsea have bid £38 million for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.
However, should Koulibaly turn down a move to Stamford Bridge, then Chelsea will make a move for Maksimovic.