Chelsea ‘seriously interested in signing £43m Lyon star Houssem Aouar’ as Frank Lampard prepares for busy summer in the transfer window
- Chelsea are said to be lining up a summer move for Lyon’s Houssem Aouar
- Frank Lampard is willing to axe EIGHT players when the summer window opens
- The Blues would need to fork out around £43m to bring the Frenchman in
- Aouar has long been linked to the Premier League with Liverpool and City keen
Chelsea are plotting a summer move for highly-regarded Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, according to reports.
Frank Lampard is planning to make drastic changes to his squad this summer with reports earlier this week claiming he is willing to sell eight players.
Chelsea are planning a summer move for the £43m-rated Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar
Frank Lampard is planning to make big changes to his squad when the transfer window opens
According to Italian outlet Tuttomercato, Chelsea are ‘serious’ about bringing Aouar to Stamford Bridge in the summer in a deal that could cost €50miillion (£43m).
He played a starring role in Lyon’s 1-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League last-16 on Wednesday night and was named man of the match.
The 21-year-old has scored nine goals and contributed seven assists so far this season in a Lyon team that has struggled to hit the heights.
Aouar played a starring role in Lyon’s 1-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League this week
He could be a huge signing in what promises to be a fascinating summer in west London.
Among those said to be on the way out are goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has failed to impress this season and recently lost his starting place to Willy Caballero, as well as midfield pair Ross Barkley and Jorginho.
Left-backs Marcos Alonso and Emerson are also at risk, while Kurt Zouma, Willian and Pedro will be assessed between now and the end of the campaign.