Fekir to miss Chelsea friendly amid transfer talk

Fekir to miss Chelsea friendly amid transfer talk

As per the publication, the World Cup victor has emerged as a fresh target for Chelsea, who have made just one major signing in the form of Jorginho this summer.

"Ruben is still young, of course, but I think if we can have him in the team this season it's a plus for everyone", the Belgian playmaker said.

Chelsea win their final pre-season friendly of 2018-19 as Lyon are beaten penalties following a goalless 90 minutes at Stamford Bridge. Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has recently indicated that the club may pursue one recruit before the transfer deadline and Fekir could preferably be the choice before the transfer window closes on Thursday.

Should Fakir make the move to Stamford Bridge, he would most likely be slotted into the first team straightaway in their Premier League opener against Huddersfield on Saturday.

The French worldwide was linked with a number of Europe's biggest clubs following a spectacular season with Lyon that saw him rack up 24 goals and 9 assists across all competitions last term. So I still feel I need a proper season of playing. But the transfer window is still long and everything goes very quickly in football.

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Jorginho was on the verge of joining Manchester City mere days before it was announced that he had signed with Chelsea for £53m. Jose Mourinho has said the foundations are there for new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri to succeed at Stamford Bridge.

Talking to OL TV, as quoted by "Get France Football News", Fekir said: "Who knows what will happen in the future but I am very happy at Lyon".

It seems like the Fekir saga to Liverpool is not finished yet.

"As you can see, I'm still at Lyon". We have very good players, there is a good atmosphere.

The France worldwide was heavily linked with a move to Liverpool FC ahead of the start of the World Cup back in June.

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