Based on the reports reaching us from France, Chelsea has started negotiations to sign Lille forward Jonathan Ikone this summer. The 21 years old score three goals with six assists in the French Ligue 1 this season before the was surprisingly brought to an end due Coronavirus pandemic.
Ikone's great performances earned him his first call up to the French national team in September 2019 and he has since then played four times under Didier Deschamps. Ikone’s talent is not hidden to most clubs in Europe with both Tottenham and Newcastle United strongly linked with the former PSG academy player.
Chelsea has entered the race to sign the 22 years old French midfielder and they currently negotiating a deal to take him to the Stanford Bridge, Inter Milan managed by former Blues boss are also in active negotiations with Lille to sign the player.
Lille is yet to receive any offer from the top clubs but they are taking the interest from Chelsea and Inter Milan seriously. Chelsea could be eyeing Ikone as an alternative to Kai Hervatz with Lampard recently play down the rumour linking Leverkusen star with Chelsea.
‘He’s certainly a top footballer but I’m not going to speak on other teams, and it cannot be our focus,’ Frank Lampard said. Chelsea has made up for the lost time in the wake of their two-window transfer ban by completing deals for Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner in recent weeks.
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