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£60 million Frenchman opens door to Chelsea move as Maurizio Sarri gets ripped by Liverpool legend

Chelsea target Nabil Fekir has opened the door to a potential summer move away from Lyon and onto the Premier League, with Liverpool also interested in a deal.

Last summer Fekir became the most talked about midfielder in Europe after an impressive season with Lyon, in which he netted 21-goals for the French giants, as he was linked with moves to Stamford Bridge, Real Madrid and Liverpool, with the latter pulling out of a move at the very last minute.

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However, with speculation that Fekir could still make the move to the Premier League, the Frenchman has announced he does not know if he will be leaving during the summer window.

He said: It’s part of a player’s career, but it makes you stronger and you have to move forward.

‘I really don’t know what I will do [next summer].

Meanwhile, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has clammed Maurizio Sarri for his comments towards winger Callum Hudson-odoi.

There has been a lot of people unhappy with how Sarri is treating rising star Hudson-odoi, with the Italian boss failing to give the young winger a chance in the Premier League that he has deserved with some great performances in the Europa League.

And The Liverpool legend was furious at the manner in which Sarri downplayed the 18-year-old’s England debut – comments, he believes, were particularly unwise given the speculation over the youngster’s future.

He told Sky Sports ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Cardiff: ‘My big problem with what Sarri said about Hudson-Odoi – and it really wound me up because I put myself in that lad’s position – was when he said

“I only watched 20 minutes of that game and the 20 minutes I did watch, he didn’t even play that well”.

‘This is a lad who is making his international debut. Why are you not watching the full game? You could argue he’s watching a load of his other Chelsea team-mates, flicking the channels, whatever. You don’t need to watch them. They’re all 27, 28, 29… this is a young kid. Can he handle the spotlight of playing for England?

‘This is a lad I’m trying to keep at my club. So to then just dismiss this lad’s international debut, which is probably the biggest thing that’s ever happened to him as a footballer at a young age, to just dismiss it and say the 20 minutes I did watch he didn’t even play well – I could imagine people above Sarri shaking their heads and thinking,

“Why did you say such a stupid thing in a press conference? We are trying to get this lad to sign a contract!”‘

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