Maksimovic is eyed by Chelsea

Conte's long and twisting quest for a Center back has driven Chelsea to Nikola Maksimovic of Torino. 

Maksimovic, 24, has been declining to prepare with his club in the midst of long-standing interest from Napoli. 

Torino asserted the Serbia global — who has been contrasted with compatriot Nemanja Vidic — was not available to be purchased but rather Chelsea have made it clear they are prepared to offer more than the £21.5million proposed by Napoli. 

Consequently, Torino have demonstrated they may be more inspired by offering to an English club.