Chelsea are reportedly interested in a deal for Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj, with manager Maurizio Sarri keen on another raid of his former club.

According to the Daily Mirror, Sarri wants to add the right-back to his squad at Stamford Bridge and has asked the board to land the 24-year-old.

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It is understood that the Albania international is valued at £45million and Napoli would prefer to sell, but the Premier League team are keen on a loan raid for him.

The report deals that Hysaj would arrive to compete with Cesar Azpilicueta for the right-back position, with Victor Moses and Davide Zappacosta expected to depart.

Hysaj is renowned as being a right-sided flyer that likes to bomb forward into attack from his right-back position with pace.

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The full-back has already made 155 appearances for Napoli at his age and is a solid defender, with experience at Champions League level.

But Azpilicueta is a real fan favourite at Stamford Bridge and bringing in a potential replacement may not go down well with some fans.

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Sarri may favour reuniting with former player Hysaj at Chelsea and needs to build the team in his image, but he has a huge price tag for someone with still plenty to work on.

A loan deal may be a smart option for the Blues in January, but Sarri could face real backlash if Azpilicueta is completely axed from the XI as a result.