Alexandre Lacazette to Chelsea: Loic Remy plus £15m could see Lyon forward complete summer transfer to beat Arsenal and Liverpool interest

Lacazette has scored 30 goals for Lyon this season and could be on his way to the Premier League in the summer

Jack de Menezes@JackdeMenezes
Saturday 02 May 2015 11:40
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Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette is a transfer target of Chelsea's
Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette is a transfer target of Chelsea's

Chelsea are showing interest in Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette with a view to a £15m summer transfer that will also include striker Loic Remy.

Lacazette has been linked in the past with a move to the Premier League, with Arsenal and Liverpool both reported to be monitoring his future. However, according to The Sun, Chelsea will look to beat their rivals to his signature this summer by offering up a money-plus-player deal.

Remy has had to play second fiddle to Diego Costa this summer, and saw his playing time limited further despite the Spain international suffering injury as he was ruled out of action himself.

The 28-year-old looks set to return for the Blues for Sunday’s potentially Premier League title-clinching fixture against Crystal Palace, but after joining from Queens Park Rangers last summer, who could leave after just one season.

Loic Remy has not played for Chelsea since the win over Stoke on 4 April

The interest in Lacazette stems from his terrific form this season that has seen him score 30 goals and help Lyon put themselves into Ligue 1 contention. At present, they sit three points behind leaders Paris St-Germain, with four games each remaining this season.

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