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Chelsea ready to make £20m January move to sign 24-year-old Napoli star

Chelsea will reportedly make a £20m move for Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj in the January transfer window.

Hysaj was linked with a move to Stamford Bridge during the summer, but ultimately remained in Naples.

However, according to The Sun, Chelsea are confident of landing the Albanian at the start of 2019, with a bid in the region of £20m being prepared by the English giants.

The 24-year-old, who played under now Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri at Napoli, has a contract with his Italian club until the end of the 2020-21 campaign.

Speculation linking the defender with a transfer away from Naples continues to gather pace though, and he could now be on the move at the start of 2019.

Hysaj has appeared in all but one of Napoli’s 15 Serie A matches this season.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are prepared to offer Roma £31m plus Andreas Christensen for Turkish winger Cengiz Under.

The explosive attacker is one of Europe’s hottest properties and is understood to be interesting the biggest clubs on the continent.

AS Roma were previously believed to be holding out for a fee of £52m but the inclusion of Andreas Christensen in any deal could bring the initial price down significantly.