Lyon hand Chelsea boost in chase to sign Depay and contact made to sign £50m Roma star

Chelsea have reportedly made contact to sign Roma starlet Nicolò Zaniolo, about a possible summer move.

Current boss Maurizio Sarri will be handed around £200 million to try and acquire the kind of players that will help us challenge for the Premier League title, and then push on to add the Champions League crown back to the cabinet in the future before we get that transfer ban for the next few windows.

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And one name that has been linked with a surprise switch to the Premier League is that of Zaniolo, with the 19-year-old impressing with the Giallorossi so far this season.

Reports on the Calciomercato website have claimed that we have reportedly called the player’s agent Claudio Vigorelli to ask for the player’s price-tag and his availability to leave the club at the end of the season.

However, the lad will not come cheap as reports have claimed Roma may start demanding a fee in excess of around £50 million.

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Meanwhile, Lyon boss Jean-Michel Aulas aimed a dig at Memphis Depay after Lyon’s 2-0 defeat to Monaco on Saturday, after he invited interest from Chelsea.

Depay has reinvented himself at the French giants since his move back in 2017 and his performances have alerted some of the biggest clubs in Europe, that he is now ready to play at the very highest level.

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Maurizio Sarri’s future may not be certain at Stamford Bridge, but he is still lining up possible signings in the summer as the Blues will not be able to do any business in future windows after being given a transfer ban and we have been linked with a move for Depay.

Depay has 33 goals and 38 assists in 102 games for Lyon but has been in poor form since admitting that he is interested in a bigger move, and we have been given a huge boost in the chase to secure a deal for Depay after Aulas hit out at the players guilt of drumming up speculation in recent weeks.

‘Some players are far below their potential,’ Aulas said on Twitter.

‘Those who think they can make big transfers at the end of the year are wrong, they must talk less and give much more.’

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