Chelsea are on the verge of beaten Liverpool and Arsenal to the signing of France and Lyon attacker Nabil Fekir, this is according to report.
Since the departure of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon last summer, Fekir has been the main man for Les Gones and he has attracted interested to himself across top European clubs.
Arsenal were heavily linked with a move for the star in the January transfer window as they sought to sign a replacement for Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott, but the deal for the French star fell through.
While many expect Arsenal to be on his case in the summer, Liverpool and Chelsea are in the frontrow of the player’s chase. The 24-year-old attacking midfielder further fueled reports that he will join a Premier League club in the summer as he claimed he is ready to quit Lyon.
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane approved Liverpool move for him and admitted to his quality. He said: “I think he will do great things with us. He’s going to enjoy himself here.
“You always need that kind of player. If we get him, it’s going to be fire.”
However, there is twist in the report as French publication L’Equipe via Daily Star, claims that Chelsea are now in pole position to sign the versatile midfielder. The Blues are understood to have prepared a £62m bid for the player, which will be tabled at the opening of the transfer window.
Following the rife speculation over his future, he was quizzed about a possible transfer in the summer and he said:
“There’s nothing for the moment. I’m still at Lyon.
“There are two matches left. We’ll prepare for them in the best possible way. At the end of the season, we’ll see, but for the moment, there’s nothing.”
Fekir has scored 17 goals, with seven assists in the League for Lyon this term – without a doubt, he will be a quality addition to any club.