Chelsea set to battle Liverpool and Arsenal in signing £60m Lyon star Nabil Fekir

Chelsea set to battle Liverpool and Arsenal in signing £60m Lyon star Nabil Fekir

- Premier League giants, Chelsea, have joined Liverpool and Arsenal in the race to sign £60m Lyon star Nabil Fekir

- Liverpool has previously been linked with the forward

- But they are set to face a huge resistance in signing the Frenchman as Chelsea join the race

Premier League giants, Chelsea, have joined Liverpool and Arsenal in the race to sign £60m Lyon star Nabil Fekir, according to reports.

Fekir was thought to have agreed to join Liverpool this summer, but Lyon denied any deal had been finalised last night, and hope to keep their star man.

And Chelsea have now joined the battle to sign the sensational French attacker, along with other clubs across Europe.

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The 24-year-old is still expected to leave Lyon during the coming transfer window after a stunning season in Ligue 1.

Arsenal are also thought to be showing an interest, but a certain lack of Champions League football would put him off.

Though Europa League finalist Atletico Madrid are also in the race for Fekir, as they search for a possible replacement for outbound Antoine Griezmann who is set to leave for Barcelona, according to the Mirror.

Speaking about Fekir, Lyon’s chief Jean-Michel Aulas said: “We hope to keep him and have him playing the Champions League with us next year.”

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Fekir has scored 22 goals and has seven assists in France so far this campaign.

NAIJ.com previously reported that Lyon striker Nabil Fekir has reportedly emerged as a summer transfer target for Spanish club Real Madrid should they fail to land Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.

Real Madrid are looking for a new front-man that will lead their attack next season, and Mohamed Salah has been their main target.

But Liverpool chiefs are said to be asking for a fee in excess of £176m (€200m) which Los Blancos may find it difficult to pay this summer.

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