Chelsea have reportedly opened talks with Lyon over the possible signing of Arsenal and Manchester United target Alexandre Lacazette.
According to the Daily Star, the Blues may now be the favourites for the £21m-rated France international, whose fine form last season has seen him attract plenty of interest this summer.
The 24-year-old scored a superb 31 goals in 40 appearances in all competitions last term, and is seemingly a top target for Jose Mourinho after his side’s poor start to the season.
With Diego Costa out of form and Radamel Falcao only intended as a backup, Lacazette makes sense as a priority signing, and it could be that Loic Remy will be included in the deal.
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