Chelsea can sign Ligue 1 midfielder for £22million. He has an impressive workrate with a gift for recovering the ball

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According to FootMercato, the Blues have received a boost in the race for one of the club’s transfer targets.

The report claims Ligue 1 club St-Etienne are prepared to accept £22million for their 17 year old midfielder Lucas Gourna-Douath.

Gourna-Douath has been heavily linked with a move to the Blues and St-Etienne may be forced into selling at the end of the season because of the financial impact of coronavirus.

Gourna-Douath is an all-action defensive screen who can operate deep or in central midfield with an impressive work rate and an innate gift for recovering the ball.

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