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Chelsea looking to Bayern Munich for right back insurance

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PORTLAND, OR - AUGUST 06: Rafinha #13 of Bayern Munich brings the ball up the pitch during the second half of the game against the MLS All-Stars st Providence Park on August 6, 2014 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

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Antonio Conte may be turning to Bayern Munich to strengthen his defense.

Bild has a report that Chelsea is interested in Bayern reserve Rafinha, who is in the last year of his contract with the Allianz Arena set.

The 31-year-old Brazilian has been with Bayern since 2011, where he arrived after one season at Genoa. Before that, Rafinha spent five seasons with Schalke.

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His appearance numbers have dipped with Bayern since 2013-14, but Rafinha has averaged about 30 matches per year for the club.

Rafinha would give Conte affordable cover at right back, where Victor Moses is first choice and Antonio Rudiger and Cesar Azpilicueta can operate outside of a three-CB set.

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