According to the latest reports, Chelsea is keen on signing Olympique Lyon captain Nabil Fekir in the winter transfer window, who also wants a move away from the Ligue 1.
Chelsea is doing exceedingly well in the Premier League under new manager Maurizio Sarri at the moment as the Blues sit on 2nd place on the table. The Blues are still unbeaten in the new season but Sarri is aware that if Chelsea is to compete for silverware, he needs to re-enforce his squad in January itself and has thus targeted Olympique Lyon captain Nabil Fekir
Therefore, Chelsea is looking for an attacking midfielder who can add quality for Sarri as a playmaker if any Chelsea players move away from the club in January. With Eden Hazard in high demand at Real Madrid, Chelsea has to keep their alternatives open as well.
Nabil Fekir looked certain to join Merseyside club Liverpool in the summer transfer window when Lyon agreed on a transfer fee of £53 million. But the Premier League outfit pulled the plug on the deal even after Fekir’s medical was completed. However, the French international still wants a move away from Lyon in January as he is unable to hit last season’s heights.
The 25-year-old Fekir is unable to replicate the goalscoring form he showed last season and wants to prove his worth with a club that can compete for trophies. The issue for Chelsea will be that even Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have been monitoring Fekir’s situation as they want to improve their squad and challenge for the Bundesliga this term as well.
Fakir’s addition to Chelsea could be immense as the World Cup winner possesses some incredible traits with dead ball situations and linking up the forward line. Signing Fekir in the winter transfer window could mean that Chelsea is seriously looking to challenge for the Premier League title.