Chelsea are winning the race to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette and are prepared to offer £15 million plus striker Loic Remy to secure the France international’s signature.
This is according to The Sun, who understand Lyon are prepared to lose the highly-rated Lacazette but want a first-class replacement in return - and Remy could swing the deal in Chelsea’s favour.
The Blues face competition from Manchester United and Arsenal for Lacazette, who has scored a magnificent 30 goals in 37 appearances for Lyon this season, but whether either of their rivals are prepared to offload one of their strikers and stump up cash for the £25 million-rated goalscorer remains to be seen.
Chelsea regard Lacazette as the perfect understudy to Diego Costa, while it’s understood the Blues have been in contract with the player’s agent regarding a potential summer deal.
Jose Mourinho’s side are one win away from lifting the Premier League trophy but have lacked options in attack throughout the season.
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Costa has missed weeks of the campaign through either injury or suspension, leaving Chelsea with Remy and the ageing Didier Drogba as their only options at centre-forward.
Lacazette would be a huge upgrade on both Remy and Drogba, and even has the ability to put serious pressure on Costa for the role of Chelsea’s main centre-forward.
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