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Chelsea in talks with Lyon for French attacker


Chelsea in talks with Lyon for French attacker

Tolisso linked with Blues move

Football Transfer Centre

English champions Chelsea have enquired over the possibility of signing Lyon forward Corentin Tolisso during Jean-Michel Aulas' recent trip to London.

The Lyon president had met up with Chelsea officials earlier this week in order to discuss a potential loan move for Kurt Zouma, who has struggled for regular first-team football.

According to L'Equipe, Tolisso was also the subject of the meeting with Blues representatives willing to discuss a possible deal to bring him to Stamford Bridge this summer.

The 22-year-old has already revealed his ambition of playing for a Champions League based club, and this puts the Blues at an advantage over Arsenal, who no longer have the luxury of the elite competition.

Lyon are currently said to value Tolisso at around £20m and the availability of Zouma could ease the Blues pursuit of signing the Frenchman.

Tolisso, who is comfortable playing in several positions including central midfield, has previously revealed his dream to play for a Premier League club.