Chelsea lining up big summer transfer swoop for France star – report

Chelsea are considering a bid to bring Dimitri Payet to Stamford Bridge this summer, say reports

Chelsea are lining up a bid to sign Dimitri Payet from West Ham United this summer, according to reports.

The Blues have been linked with a host of players in recent days as Antonio Conte prepares for his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Conte is currently on duty with Italy at Euro 2016 but is already understood to have drawn up a shortlist of players to bring to Chelsea in the summer transfer window.

Now, the Daily Mirror is reporting that Chelsea are interested in bringing the France international to Stamford Bridge this summer.

The same newspaper report goes on to say that West Ham are growing increasingly concerned that they will not be able to hold on to Payet this summer.

Real Madrid are also said to be interested in bringing the 29-year-old to Spain as the speculation about his future continues.

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Payet scored France’s winning goal in their Euro 2016 opener against Romania last week.

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