Eden Hazard moving to Real Madrid would reportedly open the door for a Chelsea move for Liverpool target Nabil Fekir, with the Reds yet to close a deal.
Liverpool sealed a £65million deal for Alisson Becker on Thursday evening after beating Blackburn Rovers 2-0 at Ewood Park.
Jürgen Klopp beat Maurizio Sarri to the Brazilian’s signature and the goalkeeper has spoken of his joy at joining the Anfield outfit and cannot wait for the season to start.
One man that Liverpool are yet to sign, and there is no concrete indication that they will, is Nabil Fekir. The French world champion is yet to secure what has been labeled as a “dream move” for him and reports from Spain claim Chelsea are interested.
Catalonian newspaper Sport claim that with Eden Hazard open to a move to Real Madrid, Chelsea have been forced into identifying replacements and Nabil Fekir is one of their preferred targets.
The 25-year-old was set for a move to Merseyside last month before Lyon and Liverpool allegedly fell out when the Reds tried to re-structure a deal over concerns they had with Fekir’s injury history – his ACL injury in 2016 is a worry.
British journalists have been playing down Klopp’s chances of signing Fekir this summer, with the manager himself saying it’s likely that he will not conduct any more business this summer, potentially opening the door for Chelsea to swoop.