The left-sided midfielder has an admirer in the the Blues boss, according to Vincenzo D’Ippolito, and could be on the move again next summer

Antonio Conte wants to bring midfielder Diego Laxalt to Chelsea, according to the Genoa player’s agent.

Laxalt, 23, joined Inter from Defensor Sporting in 2013 but was sent on loan to Bologna, Empoli and Genoa across three successive seasons, with the latter switch resulting in a permanent move.

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The Uruguayan left winger, who has also operated as a wing-back, has been a consistent performer for Ivan Juric’s side this term, appearing in all 15 of their Serie A matches.

However, Laxalt’s representative Vincenzo D’Ippolito says he could be on the move again at the end of the campaign, with a transfer to Stamford Bridge potentially on the cards.

“Genoa believe in him, but they are always open to selling their players for the right offer,” D’Ippolito told calciomercato.com.

“He’s not going to leave in January, but the club will definitely listen to offers at the end of the season.

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“There are many clubs that have been scouting him. Fiorentina have been watching him for a very long time, they also wanted to sign him last summer, but there are also requests from the Premier League.

“Conte had been scouting Laxalt when he was in Italy and he’d love to take Laxalt to Chelsea now.”