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According to Le Progres, Chelsea target Nabil Fekir will meet with Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas imminently to discuss his next career move.
The Lyon midfielder has been urged to make a decision about his future before the Ligue 1 winter break.
Chelsea and Liverpool have been put on red alert over the potential signing of Fekir this January as his contract negotiations with Lyon have stalled.
The 25-year-old’s current deal with the Ligue 1 side runs out in 2020, but the France World Cup winner has not yet put pen to paper on a new contract.
Fekir almost joined Liverpool during the summer before the Reds pulled out of the deal, while it was reported that Chelsea were offered the attacking midfielder but turned him down.
However, after losing two Premier League games in three matches, Maurizio Sarri might well be looking for a more attacking threat, and Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas admitted that there is now a time-frame for player to sign a new deal.
“For the moment, we have not really had a real discussion, even if we met three weeks ago,” Aulas said. “The sorting out of various things concerning who the agent is, is ongoing.
“The aim, is to have a clear and precise position from his point of view between now and the end of the year… Jean-Pierre Bernès is still his agent but he cannot be so at the end of the player’s contract.”