Earlier this month, Oscar left Chelsea for China – leaving the Blues with a sizeable gap with regards to their attacking depth.
Whilst not a regular starter at Stamford Bridge this season, Oscar would often feature from the bench or in cup ties – meaning that Conte now has one less player to choose from in those circumstances.
Between now and the end of the season, games are going to be coming thick and fast – and so additional depth is absolutely vital.
Chelsea only have 3 attacking midfielders in the form of Pedro, Hazard and Willian – meaning that a move for a fourth would be wise for Conte.
If Payet is available, he could be a great choice.