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Chelsea are interested in signing Steven Nzonzi this summer, say reports

Chelsea are set to make a surprise swoop to bring Steven Nzonzi to Stamford Bridge this summer, according to reports.

Antonio Conte is understood to have drawn up a shortlist of potential transfer targets following his appointment as the club’s new manager.

The Italian is set to officially take over at Stamford Bridge after Euro 2016, but the Blues are already believed to be active in the summer transfer market.

Now, The Sun is reporting that Chelsea are lining up a surprise move for former Stoke City midfielder Nzonzi after his impressive performances for Sevilla in La Liga.

The same report goes on to say that the midfielder has also attracted interest from Premier League champions Leicester City in recent weeks.

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The story says that the 27-year-old has a £21m release clause in his contract with the Spanish side and that the player is willing to consider a return to the Premier League.

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