According to various reports, the developments of former Hull City midfielder Ben Arfa are surprisingly being tracked by incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.

Barcelona, Chelsea and Juventus all chasing free-agent Hatem Ben Arfa
Ben Arfa had been signed by Newcastle a few seasons ago and had come to England with huge expectations. However, he had an uninspiring spell in England with both Newcastle as well as Hull City, where he had later joined on loan. His lack of commitment was severely criticized by Hull manager Steve Bruce.

However, the France International has found his feet in his native land with Nice. The 29 year old has been impressive for the French club this season.

It seems that the performances of the French midfielder have not gone unnoticed with even the likes of Barcelona interested in making a surprise move for Arfa. The French has been criticized in the past for his lack of effort on the pitch but his quality cannot be questioned.

The French midfielder could certainly prove to be a great bargain if channelized properly. However, his probability of success in the Premier league, where talent alone fails to succeed, is certainly low.