Fekir to miss Chelsea friendly amid transfer talk

Jurgen Klop has spent over £170m this summer on big name signings

The same article states that Lyon would be open to selling the France global if the Ligue 1 side receive an offer in the region of £60m for the 25-year-old.

But with a few days left of before the window slams shut, Genesio has admitted that Fekir's future is still up in the air - and that the France global requested a transfer at the end of the season.

Chelsea are said to be "accelerating" their attempts to land France global and Lyon star Nabil Fekir ahead of Thursday's transfer deadline.

'Ruben is still young, of course, but I think if we can have him in the team this season it's a plus for everyone, ' Hazard told the Evening Standard.

Loftus-Cheek cut his holiday short after the World Cup to start training on July 30 and came on as a substitute in the pre-season friendly match against Arsenal last week.

'Who knows? There may be opportunities that come up before the end of the window.

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Fekir was not involved in Lyon's penalty shootout loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

Jorginho, Ross Barkley, Marcos Alonso, Cesar Azpilicueta and Eden Hazard all scored for Chelsea while Diop was the only Olympique Lyon player who missed his kick.

Eden Hazard then scored the victor from 12 yards as Chelsea ended their pre-season on a high.

"As you can see, I'm still at Lyon".

Fekir was thought to be on the brink of a £57m move to Liverpool FC from Lyon as the Reds looked to improve their attacking options following Philippe Coutinho's exit in January.

Chelsea, meanwhile, have made a loan offer for Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic.

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