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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has urged Chelsea target and France teammate Nabil Fekir to join Chelsea. He also revealed that Hazard discussed the possibility with the Lyon midfielder.

Fekir was heavily linked with a move to Liverpool this summer as the Reds reportedly entered talks over a £60 million deal with Lyon.

Fekir reportedly has a medical with Liverpool only for the move to fall apart before the commencement of the Russia 2018 World Cup.

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He was subsequently linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu but Lyon boss Bruno Genesio and President Jean Michel Aulas suggested that the player might spend 1 more season with the club.

Fekir captained Lyon to third place in the Ligue 1 and scored 18 goals in the process. However, as speculations about a move to Chelsea heightens, Giroud has suggested that it will be a match made in heaven.

“I spoke to him when we were with the France team and his transfer to Liverpool was aborted,” Giroud told reporters.

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“After that, it was a question about Chelsea. Even Eden had a couple of words with him.

“We’d welcome him, he’s a great player and of course we’d welcome him with pleasure. I don’t know if it’s news but the market finishes on Thursday.”