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Chelsea set to miss out on Belgian winger

Chelsea set to miss out on Belgian winger

Jeremy Doku news

Doku on his way to Man City
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Chelsea are set to miss out on signing Rennes winger Jeremy Doku, according to Foot Mercato.

The Blues were weighing up a move for the Belgian earlier last week, but Manchester City have beaten them to his signature.

The Cityzens agreed personal terms with the versatile winger at the start of August and they have now agreed a transfer package.

Rennes were looking for around €60m for his services, but Pep Guardiola's are expected to pay €55m including add-ons for Doku.

The 21-year-old is considered as one of the best dribblers in European football and he is also gifted with tremendous pace.

He still needs to work on his finishing and decision-making in the final third, but that should improve under Pep Guardiola.

Doku has been brought in as a replacement for Riyad Mahrez. His arrival should end the club's interest in signing Lucas Paqueta.

Paqueta was recently on the cusp of joining from West Ham United, but City pulled out of talks due to betting charges on him.