English Premier League (EPL) club Chelsea is set to consider signing the Olympique Lyonnais striker Alexandre Lacazette. They consider the Frenchman as the perfect replacement for their Belgian superstar Eden Hazard.
Hazard has been touted to leave the Premier League. La Liga club Real Madrid looks like his favorable destination.
With Real Madrid set to suffer a transfer ban for the two upcoming transfer windows, it is expected that the Spanish giant will look to capture Chelsea’s star man in January.
This has forced Chelsea to look elsewhere for a replacement. They seem to have found a perfect one in Lacazette, according to Fichajes.net.
The Frenchman has found the net 9 times for his club in all competitions this season and has a shot accuracy of 57%, as stated by squawka.com.
Although another Premier League club Newcastle United has made a formal enquiry on the availability of the striker, Chelsea will be in prime spot to land the Lyon striker.
“I am thinking about it and the Premier League is very attractive for a player. So I know that it is possible that I will move to the Premier League and Lyon are aware of that also.” Lacazette said.
Lacazette will also come cheap for Chelsea as Lyon value their star striker in the region of €35 million (US $38 million).
Lacazette has been a one club man so far, starting his career in Lyon. From 2010 he has been Lyon’s central figure and has been in an amazing form since 2014. He has made 156 appearances for the French club scoring 58 goals.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are set to receive a transfer blow as Manchester United are moving closer to signing Argentinian forward Ezequiel Lavezzi from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), according to Tribal Football.
Chelsea were reportedly interested in signing the PSG forward, valued at €8 million (US $8.7 million). The Argentine has struggled to find form this season and has only managed to score two times in 23 appearances.
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