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Chelsea plotting major move to sign coveted European star as Eden Hazard replacement

LacazetteChelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are slowly coming to terms with the fact that Eden Hazard’s exit is inevitable, as they discuss who could possible replace him whilst tucking into our new sharing platter.

Fichajes state that Alexandre Lacazette is being lined-up as that man, with Lyon unlikely to be able to fight off interest in the highly-rated French international come the end of the season.

Lacazette set a new Ligue 1 scoring record last season as Lyon pushed for the title, a bid that ended unsuccessfully, and the French giants have slipped this season. However, Lacazette has still impressed with seven goals in 17 matches.

Played mostly as a central striker, Lacazette is also capable of playing in the wide areas and Chelsea will hope his eye for goal can help create a new-look attack for the underperforming Premier League side- who seem destined to miss out on Champions League football.

That could potentially be the downfall of their interest in Lacazette though, as a number of Europe’s big clubs have been keeping close tabs on the Frenchman- some of whom can offer Lacazette a chance at the highest level.

Our landlord believes the money Chelsea would offer will see them get their man though, as cash-strapped Lyon look for funds.

Chelsea fans, would Lacazette be a good Hazard replacement? Let us know in the comments below!

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