Chelsea are said to have met the president of French club Lyon this week to discuss the futures of several players as manager Antonio Conte prepares to mount a defence of the title and a Champions League push next season.
British media outlet, Sky Sports, reports:
Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas met with Chelsea in London this week to discuss a number of issues, according to reports in France.
At the meeting, the Blues apparently enquired about midfielder Corentin Tolisso.
The 22-year-old Frenchman made his debut for France earlier this season and one of his key assets is his adaptability. He can play at right back or in the midfield and is a wonderful athlete.
He’s been at Lyon for his entire career and has completed four seasons there now scoring 29 goals in 160 appearances. He mainly plays as a central midfielder and you can see from his statistics that he has an eye for goal as well as being something of a pass master.
The future of Cesc Fabregas seems uncertain and Chelsea might like to add another midfielder to their already strong squad this summer.
Apparently the meeting was also set up to discuss the futures of Kurt Zouma and Bertrand Traore of Chelsea.
Zouma suffered an injury at Chelsea earlier in the season and hasn’t really kicked on despite showing so much promise in his early days at the club.
As for Traore he had a brilliant season on loan at Ajax who reached the Europa League final this season. TFF imagines that Chelsea would not want to lose these players on a permanent basis.
But let’s take a look at Lyon star Corentin Tolisso in action.
Chelsea fans – can you imagine in getting into the first team next season?