Chelsea have been linked with Nabil Fekir for some time, and now those links seems to be growing ever stronger.

Get French Football News today have a report which claims that we’re going to go all out to make the France international our top January signing.

He almost joined Liverpool in the summer, with the negotiations completed and everything ready to go – until he failed his medical.

GFFN say that Chelsea have employed super agent Pini Zahavi – who has close connections at the Bridge and has negotiated in multiple transfer dealings with us over the year – to forge the deal’s specifics – and interestingly they say that the Israeli has already had “informal contact with the player’s entourage”.

What that likely means is a text message or a meeting in a room somewhere.

Clearly Chelsea have said they want him, and the player has given the green light.

It might have been harder to persuade Lyon to sell a year ago, but now with just 18 months left on their star player’s contract, they realise they need to cash in.