- Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj has emerged as a January 2019 transfer target for Chelsea
- The Blues want the Albania international to be part of their squad next year
- But they will have to meet Napoli's release clause of £44.5 million for them to have the chance to sign him
Premier League campaigners Chelsea are reportedly ready to raid Italian club Napoli for them to lure Albanian defender Elseid Hysaj to Stamford Bridge next year.
Having signed Jorginho and also hired Maurizio Sarri from Napoli, Chelsea are now ready to go to Italy in January 2019 for the signature of Elseid Hysaj.
According to Calciomercato, the West Londoners are in talks with the Serie A side as they look to lure the Albanian international to the Premier League.
The report added that the Blues want to sign the 24-year-old right back in January and then send him back to Italy on loan for the rest of the season.
Hysaj boasts a £44.5 million release clause and he is tied down at Napoli until 2021.
He spent three years under current Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, and he will be willing to have a reunion with his former boss.
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey reportedly emerged as a summer transfer target for Chelsea who are lining up £35 million bid to lure the 27-year-old to Stamford Bridge.
The Welsh professional footballer has one more year left on his current contract at the Emirates stadium, and the Gunners could lose him for free in the next transfer window.
Ramsey has been playing for Arsenal for the past 10 years, and Gunners' next manager Unai Emery has made it clear that he is free to leave the club.
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