Chelsea have entered the race to sign Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir ahead of Liverpool, in accordance to studies in France.
The 25-year-old was on the brink of becoming a member of Liverpool in a £53 million deal in June however the transfer collapsed following the midfielder’s medical.
Liverpool raised issues over Fekir’s proper knee after he wanted two operations within the house of 12 months to repair a cruciate ligament rupture in September 2015.
Jurgen Klopp’s aspect subsequently pulled out of the deal and Fekir nonetheless stays a Lyon participant with the switch window due to shut on Thursday night.
But in accordance to France Football, Chelsea will launch an try to sign Fekir earlier than the tip of the window.
Chelsea have already been boosted by signing Jorginho from Napoli however Maurizio Sarri is eager for the membership to strengthen even additional and is focused one other new midfielder.
‘I think we need something, but maybe only a player,’ Sarri mentioned final week.
‘We have very good midfielders, but maybe a midfielder with different characteristics would be a good fit.’
Fekir, in the meantime, is again in coaching with Lyon following his appearances for France on the World Cup this summer time and the midfielder has indicated that he would nonetheless be ready to depart the membership earlier than the switch window closes.
‘As you can see, I am in Lyon. I am very happy here,’ Fekir advised Lyon’s official TV channel on Monday.
‘But the switch window continues to be lengthy and every little thing goes in a short time in soccer.
‘We don’t know what is going to occur sooner or later however I’m very joyful at Lyon.
‘I really feel good on this squad. We have superb gamers, a fantastic ambiance.
‘We feel good together and I hope that Lyon will have a very good season.’
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