West London giants Chelsea are reportedly eyeing highly-rated Lille winger Nicolas Pepe as a possible replacement for wantaway Blues talisman Eden Hazard.
This is according to the publication from popular English news outlet Daily Mirror which claimed that Chelsea are not willing to let Eden Hazard leave this summer.
It was further revealed that the West Londoners will target the aforementioned Pepe as his replacement though Chelsea are still yet to find out whether they will be able to sign new players this summer.
Chelsea have been slapped with a two-window transfer ban by world’s football governing body FIFA but they have contested the verdict with an appeal.
The Europa League campaigners are still anxiously waiting for the verdict on the appeal against the transfer ban.
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard could leave the club this summer with Spanish club Real Madrid strongly interested in him.
He has one year left on his current deal at Chelsea though they are reluctant to let the Belgian international star leave the club.
Nicolas Pepe could be a very good replacement for him.
The Ivorian international has been in sensational form for Lille this season after netting 19 goals and 11 assists in the league this season.
His form has propelled his French Ligue 1 club to the top two on the league table.