Chelsea closely monitoring the 24-year-old prolific striker

Antonio Conte is reportedly interested in signing Red Star Belgrade forward Richmond Boakye.

Boakye has had a remarkable start to the 2017/18 season, netting ten goals and making in with three assists in 16 games.

And the Ghana international’s form is believed to have drawn interest from Premier League champions, Chelsea.

That comes from Ghana Soccernet, who claim Chelsea manager Conte is thinking about a move for the 24-year-old attacker in January.

Conte has reportedly placed his scouts to run the rule over Boakye when Red Star face Arsenal next week and again next month when they meet in the Europa League group stages.

Boakye earlier worked under Conte during his two-year spell at Juventus. However, he was sent out on loan two times and failed to make a senior appearance for the Serie A giants.

Ghana Soccernet adds that Red Star will not block Chelsea’s move for Boakye if the Blues meet their £10m valuation.

Conte is believed to be frustrated with his lack of options up front after getting a beating to striker Fernando Llorente by Tottenham in the summer.

Boakye has been one of the deadliest strikers in Europe in 2017, netting 30 goals this calendar term.

And after failing to live up to his promise as a youngster at Juventus, Boakye is happy to have his job back on track.