Chelsea could be set to cash in on Lyon’s misfortune in France


Chelsea’s hopes of signing a top-class striker have actually been handed a major increase following the decision to call a stop to the Ligue 1 season.

Football authorities in France ended the campaign due to the coronavirus pandemic and handed the title to Paris Saint-Germain.

The decision left Marseille, Rennes and Lille in the European certification areas, while Lyon were left on the outside looking in.

The seven-time French champions have actually validated they might appeal, however that would most likely be a prolonged process.

Although they have premises to feel incredibly aggrieved, Lyon’s efforts to reverse the decision are most likely to fall on deaf ears.

That leaves them dealing with the possibility of requiring to fill a considerable financial hole and offering their leading stars could end up being an essential evil.

Moussa Dembele is currently a much-wanted man, with his goalscoring exploits for Celtic and Lyon bringing him to the attention of clubs throughout Europe.

The 23- year-old has actually been highly linked with Chelsea and Lyon’s exemption from European competitions next season could force them into thinking about approving Dembele’s sale this summer.

Dembele has actually scored 42 goals in 88 appearances for Lyon in all competitions and would certainly enhance Chelsea’s forward choices.

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