Wilmots urges Chelsea target to join forces with Hazard and Courtois; why?

Marseille midfielder Gianneli Imbula has been approached over playing for Belgium.

With Chelsea sitting at the top of the Premier League table without losing a game so far, many are claiming that Jose Mourinho has built the perfect team at Stamford Bridge.

However, one area continues to appear in the transfer gossip columns as an area that Chelsea need to strengthen, and that's in central midfield.

Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas have been impressive so far, whilst Ramires offers good depth, but the future of John Obi Mikel remains up in the air, with the Nigerian barely featuring this season.

One of the names most regularly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in the last 12 months is Marseille's physical midfielder Giannelli Imbula.

Rated at around £25m, the 22-year-old holding midfielder has earned comparisons to former Blues hero Claude Makelele, and recent reports suggested that Mourinho was lining up a move to bring him to West London.

Interestingly though, Imbula has yet to make a decision over his international future. Imbula was born to Congolese parents in Belgium, but grew up in France, meaning he can play for all three countries.

So far, he has represented France at Under-20 and Under-21 level, but Belgium are now trying to convince him to switch allegiances.

According to reports in France, Belgium boss Marc Wilmots is hoping that Imbula will play for Belgium, even though the midfielder has already rejected them once.

The lure of playing alongside the likes of Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard could weigh into Imbula's decision, and if he does choose to play alongside those two Chelsea stars, it could give the Blues the upper hand in the race for his signature.

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