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Ex-Chelsea chief Conte plotting double transfer raid on old club with New Year moves for Olivier Giroud and N’Golo Kante

FORMER Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants to reunite with N'Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud at Inter Milan, according to reports.

The Italian was at the helm when both were brought to Stamford Bridge.

Conte, 51, won the Premier League title with Kante in the middle of his midfield - while he signed Giroud just months before his exit.

In his bid to win another Serie A title, however, he could look to pounce once again for BOTH when the window reopens in January.

According to Tuttosport, Conte will reprise his previous interest in the French duo, in order to try and cut the five-point gap to AC Milan at the top of Serie A.

Giroud, 34, has once again fallen into a bit-part role at Chelsea this season, having forced his way into the starting XI towards the end of last term.

The former Arsenal man stole the show in mid-week, however, smashing four goals past Sevilla to remind clubs around the continent of his ability.

His contract expires at the end of the season, as his previous deal did last season.

And he is under pressure from national team boss Didier Deschamps to be playing regular football, ahead of the delayed Euro 2020.

Giroud recently netted his 44th France goal, putting him just seven strikes behind Thierry Henry's total for Les Bleus.

But his place may still be in jeopardy.

As for Kante, the 29-year-old still has two-and-a-half years remaining on his contract.

And Chelsea are extremely reluctant to sell the midfielder, who remains a pivotal cog in their machine as they chase a Premier League title under Frank Lampard.

So it would take a huge bid to prise him from their grasp.

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