The West London outfit Chelsea are already giving up on keeping Belgium international Eden Hazard at the Stamford Bridge ahead of the coming season and they are reportedly out to secure a replacement for him.
The Belgium international refused to sign a new deal as he declares his intention to work under his football idol Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid while there are reports that talks have already started to ensure a move is sealed in the summer transfer window.
However, Chelsea are reported to have identified French Ligue 1 outfit Lille star Nicolas Pepe as the best man to fit into Eden Hazard’s shoes.
The likes of Man United, Paris Saint Germain, Arsenal and Barcelona are reported to have made an inquiry about Nicolas Pepe as they are all interested in landing him but the West London outfit Chelsea have been identified as favourites because of their bid to replace Eden Hazard.
Nicolas Pepe has been in great form for his team since the start of the season and has been tipped to succeed in England but his club are still keen to keep him.
However, Chelsea are still hoping to have their transfer ban lifted as that is the only condition to lad Nicolas Pepe in the summer window.