- Olivier Giroud and Eden Hazard trying to convince Nabil Fekir over a transfer move to Chelsea
- Nabil Fekir was previously linked with a move to Liverpool
- Premier League’s transfer deadline day ends on August 9, 2018
In today’s latest Chelsea transfer news, Olivier Giroud has confirmed that Chelsea are positive about signing Nabil Fekir from Lyon in the remaining days of Chelsea transfer news deadline day. Giroud also went on to confirm that he has spoken with Fekir about a transfer move to Chelsea while Eden Hazard is also trying to convince Fekir about snubbing Liverpool in favor of a move to Stamford Bridge. The report has since been confirmed by GFFN who released an exclusive quote from Giroud where he was discussing Fekir’s potential move to Chelsea.
Giroud said: “I spoke to him when we were together in the French national team, when his move to Liverpool fell through. Then we discussed Chelsea, and I even think that Eden said a couple of words to him. We would obviously welcome him, he is a super player, but I don’t know if this is something that could happen as the window closes on Thursday.”
Fekir was linked with Liverpool all summer long
Chelsea transfer news might have seen Nabil Fekir get linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in last 24 hours but the French player was linked with a move to Liverpool all summer long. Fekir and Liverpool had an understanding and Lyon had even agreed a fee for the player until internal conflicts between Liverpool and Lyon over Fekir’s dodgy knee saw the transfer move break down. GFFN have confirmed that Liverpool will not be making any further offers for Fekir even though the player is keen to play for Jurgen Klopp’s side this summer.
Lyon on the other hand, are unsure of keeping a player for the new season who is not fully committed to the club. Lyon are prepared to sell Fekir, however, if any Premier League side wants to sign him they will have to complete the deal before Thursday’s transfer deadline for Premier League. Meanwhile, Fekir can still complete a move elsewhere if any team can meet Lyon’s asking fee and meet Fekir’s contract demands.
Chelsea, however, will hope to see Fekir play in their club’s blue color this season with Olivier Giroud and Eden Hazard speaking with the Frenchman for a possible move to Stamford Bridge. Giroud and Fekir spent a good amount of time during France’s FIFA World Cup 2018 campaign and Hazard being Chelsea’s best player is trying to influence Fekir to snub all the other offer and join Chelsea. New manager Maurizio Sarri has already convinced Hazard and Willian to stay at Chelsea this season and has completed Jorginho’s signing. N’Golo Kante is the only one looking likely to leave this summer with Real Madrid’s Matteo Kovacic rumoured to be the ideal replacement for the French midfielder.
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