The player has been heavily linked with a move to Premier League
The Blues appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new manager after sacking Antonio Conte and also completed the signing of midfielder Jorginho from Napoli, the club’s first summer signing.
They have been behind in the transfer window in comparison to other Premiere League clubs but with their managerial situation sorted, they are keen add more players before the transfer window closes.
The Premier League giants are expected to be busy towards the end of the transfer window as they begin a new era. They are sill heavily linked with with a move for host of players.
Olivier Giroud has urged Lyon forward Nabil Fekir to join Chelsea, revealing that Eden Hazard has also discussed the possibility with the midfielder.
The France International has spent his entire professional career at the French club and made his senior debut for them back in 2013. He has been an integral part of the team since then and has established himself as one of the best playmakers in the world.
The 24 year old enjoyed a stellar campaign this season, scoring 23 goals and assisting 9 in 40 appearances in all competitions and helping the team to qualify for Champions League next season.
The Fenchman was selected for the France World Cup squad though he featured mostly as a substitute. However, Les Bleus went on to lift the trophy after 20 years, after defeating Croatia in the finals
He came close to joining Liverpool earlier in the transfer window as the Reds entered talks over a £60 million transfer with Lyon. The attacking midfielder even had a medical as a deal looked imminent, only to see it fall apart before the World Cup.
“I spoke to him when we were with the France team and his transfer to Liverpool was aborted,” Giroud told reporters as quoted by Goal.
“After that, it was a question about Chelsea. Even Eden had a couple of words with him.
“We’d welcome him, he’s a great player and of course we’d welcome him with pleasure. I don’t know if it’s news but the market finishes on Thursday.”