CHELSEA are stepping up their pursuit of Lyon’s World Cup-winning captain Nabil Fekir, in keeping with reviews.
The France playmaker made six sub appearances in Russia to assist Les Bleus to glory, together with of their Four-2 remaining win over Croatia.
Stamford Bridge boss Maurizio Sarri is worried about Eden Hazard’s potential departure, with the Belgian talisman a long-term Actual Madrid goal.
And mercato365.com declare Blues spies have positioned 25-year-old Fekir below common commentary.
The Lyon-born academy product got here near a £50million transfer to Liverpool throughout the summer time, however the golf equipment failed to succeed in an settlement.
Chelsea additionally confirmed curiosity in Fekir, regardless of the Reds main the chase.
Fekir hit 23 targets in 39 Lyon video games final season.
Accidents have restricted him to a extra low-key begin to the present marketing campaign, however he’s nonetheless firmly on Chelsea’s radar.
And the attacking midfielder would relish the prospect to affix the Blues after failing to win a membership trophy all through his profession.
He has collected a handful of particular person Ligue 1 awards, nonetheless, Lyon have persistently been outshone by big-spending Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco in home motion.
Fekir is below contract till 2020, and Lyon hope to hold on to him for the remainder of the season.
However Chelsea might then land the playmaker for a cut-price price if Hazard fulfils his long-held ambition by shifting to the Bernabeu.