Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are reacting positively to a report that’s been handed their way, which suggests their club is set to hold some exciting talks.
Metro speculates that Chelsea will hold talks with Lille ace Sofiane Boufal, who has been widely rumoured to be a target for the west London side, after his agent revealed the Ligue 1 star will hold talks with an English club.
Le Mee did not mention the English side in question but did reveal his player has already held talks with Barcelona and is weighing up a move, during comments made to French station Le 10 Sport.
‘We did have a meeting with the leadership of FC Barcelona in the last few weeks. There is interest. Now the reflection is whether Sofiane Boufal will go to Barcelona to compete with MSN [Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar] or should he go to a club where is going to start matches and express his exceptional talent.’
‘We have also initiated discussions with three other clubs that interest us, but they either have or will change their coach or the coach is in charge of the national team at the Euros. In England, there is interest, but the English market is just beginning. A transfer of €20million and €25m euros is not resolved in two weeks of course.’
Given the comment regarding an international coach, our landlord predicts Chelsea are definitely the side in question but believes interest will rise further in the coming weeks.
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