Lyon announced via their official Twitter account last Saturday that attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir would be staying at the club despite a move to Liverpool previously being on the verge of completion, and we at Football FanCast suggested that their Premier League rivals Chelsea should make a move for the France international.
The 24-year-old, who scored 23 goals and provided a further eight assists in 40 appearances in all competitions for the Ligue 1 outfit during the 2017/18 campaign, had looked set to get a Premier League move following his impressive season, but his club called off negotiations with the Merseyside outfit because of a lack of progress.
Meanwhile Chelsea, whose fans have been left frustrated by a link to a former Premier League flop, may well be in for a busy summer in the transfer market following the miserable defence of their 2017 top flight title, which culminated in them finishing fifth and missing out on Champions League qualification.
Manager Antonio Conte – or his potential replacement given his future is seemingly in doubt – will know that there are a number of areas in the side where reinforcements are needed, including a midfielder that brings more creativity and goal threat.
We asked Chelsea fans to vote on our poll to see whether they would want their club to sign the Frenchman, and a huge 75% said they would.
While an exit for Fekir is supposedly off the cards right now, it would be no surprise if the west London outfit or another Premier League club made another move to bring the Lyon skipper to the Premier League.