West London giants Chelsea are eyeing a big money move for OGC Nice defender Youcef Etal according to widespread reports in the media in the United Kingdom.
Youcef Etal has emerged as one of the best right-backs in the top flight of French football this season and clubs are said to be keen to sign him when the transfer window reopens this summer.
The Nice right-back has churned out several impressive outings for Nice to lead his team to the top seven places on the French Ligue 1 table this term.
Youcef Etal and Nice are still within a shout of securing a spot in Europe next season.
Apart from Chelsea, other major European clubs like German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid are also interested in him.
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The interest of Chelsea in Etal was revealed via a publication from the stables of popular English media outlet Daily Telegraph which claimed that the Blues have a firm interest in the player but they won’t make a move for him until their transfer ban has been lifted.
Chelsea have a two-window transfer ban on their head for illegal dealings with underage footballers though they have already appealed the ruling from FIFA.