RUMOURS: Conte lines up Payet as Chelsea's midfield Plan B

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The France international is at loggerheads with management in east London, but West Ham are nevertheless reluctant to sell despite heavy interest

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has turned his sights on Dimitri Payet after seeing his approaches for Arturo Vidal rebuffed, according to The Sun

The Chilean midfielder was a top target for Conte, who coached him during his time at Juventus. 

Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti, however, angrily rejected suggestions Vidal could leave the Allianz Arena, forcing the Italian to find a new target for the engine room. 

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And unhappy Payet has emerged as a top candidate at Stamford Bridge, although West Ham are determined not to sell their star. 


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