Chelsea are still interested in signing Lyon star Nabil Fekir, according to fresh reports.
Fekir become one of the most talked about midfielders in Europe after a stunning season with Lyon last year in which he netted 21-goals in all competitions.
That led to speculation he was all set to make the move to the premier League and Liverpool in particular, with a fee agreed between both clubs, a shirt number picked out and Fekir arriving for his medical to be part of Jurgen Klopp’s revolution, but a move failed to materialise as the Reds pulled out.
But there has been reports on the L’Equipe website claimed we are ready to battle Bayern Munich for the signature of Fekir, as a possible replacement for star man Eden Hazard.
It is no secret that the right offer will convince Hazard into leaving Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, with Madrid reportedly ready to hand the Belgian his dream move to the Bernabeu in a deal worth around £200 million.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed earlier in the season that there was contact with us over a possible deal for Fekir, but we were not interested in completing a deal during the summer transfer window.
‘In the beginning, when we thought about our summer transfer window and how to organise the future squad, we thought that he was practically gone,’ Aulus said.
‘That’s why we have been able to adapt things.
‘We spoke with Chelsea representatives, and they had no interest at all in him.’
Is Fekir worth the £62 million? Here is what we think.
The Frenchman is ready to make that step up from the French League and onto the Premier League, especially after helping France to a shock World Cup win in Russia during the summer.
He would bring goals, creativity and something different to Hazard, Willian and Pedro, so for the £62 million that he is currently valued at, he could be a very good signing by Sarri if the Italian was able to complete some kind of deal.
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