Lille ace available and could replace Hazard

Transfers
Lille star Nicolas Pepe is on Chelsea's wanted list should they have to replace Eden Hazard at some point in the future.

Lille star Nicolas Pepe is on Chelsea’s wanted list should they have to replace Eden Hazard at some point in the future.

Chelsea‘s transfer dealings are currently up in the air while they wait to discover if a two-window transfer ban will stand, but that is not stopping speculation over who could leave and who could arrive.

Hazard is wanted by Real Madrid and it would appear that Chelsea officials are preparing for that prospect by lining up potential replacements, including Pep.

The 23-year-old Ivory Coast international winger has been heavily linked with a move to one of Europe’s top clubs at the end of this season, with Bayern Munich also keen.

Lille president Gerard Lopez has also said it is certain that Pepe will have to be sold this summer, but whether he ends up with Chelsea, remains to be seen.

‘It is certain, he will leave,’ Lopez said.

‘He has moved into a price range that we can not afford anymore.

There is a career choice to make for him, I think he will have the choice.’

Latest

  • News

    Rangers boss Gerrard delighted with buoyant Defoe

    Steven Gerrard says Rangers’ number nine slot is Jermain Defoe’s to lose after watching the veteran hitman send his side on their way to… var VUUKLE_EMOTE_SIZE = ""; VUUKLE_EMOTE_IFRAME = "" var EMOTE_TEXT = ["HAPPY","INDIFFERENT","AMUSED","EXCITED","ANGRY","SAD"] document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", function(event) { var commentBoxDiv = document.getElementById("vuukle-comments"); var commentBoxDivAfter = document.getElementById("glade_data"); var cloneCommentBoxDiv = commentBoxDiv.cloneNode(true); commentBoxDiv.parentNode.removeChild(commentBoxDiv); commentBoxDivAfter.parentNode.insertBefore(cloneCommentBoxDiv, commentBoxDivAfter.nextSibling); }); document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", function(event) { var emoteBoxDiv = document.getElementById("vuukle-emote"); var emoteBoxDivAfter = document.getElementById("outbrain-container-top"); var cloneEmoteBoxDiv = emoteBoxDiv.cloneNode(true); emoteBoxDiv.parentNode.removeChild(emoteBoxDiv); emoteBoxDivAfter.parentNode.insertBefore(cloneEmoteBoxDiv, emoteBoxDivAfter.nextSibling); }); var VUUKLE_CONFIG = { apiKey: "bc9fd4eb-d7be-4d00-87ef-b570563b015f", articleId: "325089", tags: "", author: "ClubCall", // Lang wordpressSync: true, eventHandler: function (e) { console.log(e); if (e.eventType == 'wpSync') { jQuery.ajax({ type: 'POST', data: { "action": "save_comment_to_db", "comment_post_ID": e.comment_post_ID, "comment_author": e.comment_author, "comment_author_email": e.comment_author_email, "comment_author_url": e.comment_author_url, "comment_content": e.comment_content, "comment_type": e.comment_type, "comment_parent": e.comment_parent, "user_id": e.user_id, "comment_author_IP": e.comment_author_IP, "comment_agent": e.comment_agent, "comment_approved": e.comment_approved, "comment_date": e.comment_date, "comment_date_gmt": e.comment_date_gmt, "comment_karma": e.comment_karma }, url: "/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php", beforeSend: function () { }, success: function (data) { } }); } }, // Articles - recommendations in emotes and comments widget recommendationsWideImages: true, recommendationsProtocol: "http", globalRecommendations: false, // Colors darkMode: false, color: "108ee9", // By Widget comments: { vuukleAuth: false, hideRecommendedArticles: false, hideCommentInputBox: false, enabled: true, commentingClosed: false, maxChars: '3000', countToLoad: '5', toxicityLimit: '80', transliteration:{ language: 'en', enabledByDefault: true, }, customText: {}, }, emotes: { enabled: true, hideRecommendedArticles: false, size: '50', // icons size firstImg: '', firstName: 'HAPPY', secondImg: '', secondName: 'INDIFFERENT', thirdImg: '', thirdName: 'AMUSED', fourthImg: '', fourthName: 'EXCITED', fifthImg: '', fifthName:'ANGRY', sixthImg: '', sixthName: 'SAD', disable: [], customText: {}, }, powerbar: { enabled: true, defaultEmote: 1, customUrls: { facebook: '', google: '', twitter: '', linkedin: '', }, customText: {}, }, }; (function () { var d = document, s = d.createElement('script'); s.async = true; s.src = 'https://cdn.vuukle.com/platform.js'; (d.head || d.body).appendChild(s); })();

    ClubCall
  • Southend boss Kevin Bond could again make changes for the visit of Burton as the relegation-battlers look to end their 15-match winless run.
    Match Preview

    Southend could shuffle pack once more

    Southend boss Kevin Bond could again make changes for the visit of Burton as the relegation-battlers look to end their 15-match winless run.

    ClubCall
  • Phil Foden's first Premier League goal was enough for Man City as they got the better of Tottenham to reclaim top spot in the table.
    Match Report

    Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur

    Phil Foden's first Premier League goal was enough for Man City as they got the better of Tottenham to reclaim top spot in the table.

    ClubCall
  • Brentford will be without defender Henrik Dalsgaard through suspension for the visit of promotion-chasing Leeds.
    Match Preview

    Dalsgaard banned for Bees

    Brentford will be without defender Henrik Dalsgaard through suspension for the visit of promotion-chasing Leeds.

    ClubCall
  • Bottom club Ipswich will again check on veteran defender James Collins ahead of the visit of Swansea.
    Match Preview

    Collins a question mark for Ipswich

    Bottom club Ipswich will again check on veteran defender James Collins ahead of the visit of Swansea.

    ClubCall
  • Celtic's Ladbrokes Premiership title party was put on hold for another week after Rangers claimed a 3-1 win over Hearts at Tynecastle.
    News

    Rangers beat Hearts to keep Celtic champagne on ice

    Celtic's Ladbrokes Premiership title party was put on hold for another week after Rangers claimed a 3-1 win over Hearts at Tynecastle.

    ClubCall
  • Bury boss Ryan Lowe could be persuaded to make changes for the Sky Bet League Two clash with Northampton.
    Match Preview

    Lowe set to Shake up Bury team

    Bury boss Ryan Lowe could be persuaded to make changes for the Sky Bet League Two clash with Northampton.

    ClubCall
  • Stoke could have goalkeeper Jack Butland back in contention for the visit of Championship leaders Norwich.
    Match Preview

    Keeper Butland in line for Stoke recall

    Stoke could have goalkeeper Jack Butland back in contention for the visit of Championship leaders Norwich.

    ClubCall
  • Neil Lennon believes Celtic are starting to play with the freedom he is looking for as he prepares for the trip to Edinburgh to face Hibernian on Sunday.
    News

    Celtic have taken handbrake off, says Lennon

    Neil Lennon believes Celtic are starting to play with the freedom he is looking for as he prepares for the trip to Edinburgh to face Hibernian on Sunday.

    ClubCall
  • Napoli are considering a summer switch for Tottenham Hotspur defender Kieran Trippier, reports claim.
    News

    Trippier tracked by Italian outfit

    Napoli are considering a summer switch for Tottenham Hotspur defender Kieran Trippier, reports claim.

    ClubCall