Chelsea show serious interest in signing world cup hero in January

Chelsea Nabil Fekir

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Chelsea are reportedly targeting Lyon star Nabil Fekir as a replacement for Eden Hazard should he complete a move to Real Madrid in January.

Although Hazard has made it clear that he wants to stay at Chelsea, there have been reports that Madrid are coming back in January to tempt the Blues to sell him.

It is understood Chelsea chief wants to lure the 25-year-old French playmaker who has made six sub appearances in Russia to help Les Bleus to glory, including in their 4-2 final win over Croatia.

Fekir who scored 23 goals in 39 games last season is under contract until 2020, and Lyon hopes to hang on to him for the rest of the season.

But Chelsea could then land the playmaker for a cut-price fee if Hazard fulfils his long-held ambition by moving to the Bernabeu.

Los Blancos have not been impressive this season in all competition which also made the club to sack their former coach.

The Lyon-born academy product came close to a £50million move to Liverpool during the summer, but the clubs failed to reach an agreement.

Injuries have restricted him to a more low-key start to the current campaign, but he is still firmly on Chelsea’s radar.

And the attacking midfielder would relish the chance to join the Blues after failing to win a club trophy throughout his career.

Fekir is under contract until 2020, and Lyon hopes to hang on to him for the rest of the season.

But Chelsea could then land the playmaker for a cut-price fee if Hazard fulfils his long-held ambition by moving to the Bernabeu.

 

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