Antonio Conte desperate to bring 26-year-old Serbian at Stamford Bridge

January 14, 2018

Premier League giants Arsenal planning a January move for Napoli defender Nikola Maksimovic, according to the reports from Italy.

The 26-year-old centre-back was being pursued by Chelsea during the summer transfer window,  but he ended up joining Napoli from their Serie A rivals Torino.

Arsenal are looking for defensive reinforcements in January, while Antonio Conte also remains keen on to sign Serbian defender.

The centre-back is expected to have offers from elsewhere too, however, if he decides to leave.

Italian giants Inter Milan are keen in snapping him up, while hosts of Bundesliga clubs have also expressed interest in his signature.

Meanwhile, Chelsea and Manchester United target Pietro Pellegri has compared to the Reds forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to the player’s agent

The 16-year-old forward is rated as one of the brightest talents in Italy.

Howest of European giants including Chelsea and Man Utd have all expressed interest in Pellegri after his impressive displays in Italy.

‘We are talking about a very powerful striker,’ the agent told French outlet FootMercato.

‘Let’s just say he has the characteristics of a young Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He’s not just a revelation in Italy, but one of the best young European players.