Chelsea remain keen on Nabil Fekir’s services after Liverpool failed to complete their move for the Frenchman.
Many believed the Reds were on the verge of capturing the player’s signature in May but the Reds made a last-minute change of mind due to the Fekir’s fitness concern.
Despite having lots of unused midfielders during Conte’s reign last season, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has decided to lure the world cup winner to Stamford Bridge in coming days.
The Blues are expected to make an official approach to Lyon’s Sporting director tomorrow so as to complete their move for his signature before Thursday deadline – Premier League’s transfer deadline day.
Maurizio Sarri still faces a huge dilemma on how to use rejuvenated Ross Barkley, Reuben Loftus-Cheek, Bakayoko and N’Golo Kante at the middle of the pitch in the coming season, but reports claimed the former Napoli is coy on adding new faces to his midfield’s setup this summer.
Fekir is presently on vacation but his agent is reportedly busy trying to sort out his client’s future before the start of the coming season. According to the Daily Star, the agent is due to arrive at Stamford Bridge for contract discussions.
The British media also reported that Fekir could join Chelsea on soon, should their discussion yield a positive result from both parties.