Chelsea are intensifying their pursuit of Marseille midfielder Gianelli Imbula.

Mercato365 says Chelsea had scouts posted to see Imbula in action against Rennes on the weekend.

Chelsea's French scout Guy Hillion has already confirmed their interest in the 22 year-old ball-winning midfielder this season.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho sees Imbula's defensive qualities as an ideal addition to his midfield in January.

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