Chelsea came close to signing Inter Milan’s Jonathan Biabiany on deadline day but ran out of time to get the deal, according to his agent.
“It’s true. Chelsea wanted him”, agent Davide Bega told Calciomercato.com.
“He was a clear request made by Antonio Conte, who also spoke with him to try convincing him. But it was too late to move to Premier League. The request arrived on Sunday late night and market was closing on Tuesday.”
“They called us on Sunday night and the transfer window was closing two days later. There was no time to finalise a deal.”
His agent also opened the door for a move to Chelsea’s London neighbours, West Ham United. The winger was linked with a move to the Hammers in the transfer window, and it appears that a potential move in the summer could materialise.
When asked on whether his client would join West Ham, Bega replied: “Yes, he likes the Hammers.”