Chelsea to sign Lille forward as Bayer Leverkusen playmaker replacement
The Blues will allegedly be signing Jonathan Ikone from Lille should they fail to agree with Bayer Leverkusen for Kai Havertz.
Chelsea remain secured in talks with Bayer Leverkusen over a deal for Kai Havertz, who is evidently enthused about pushing through a move to Stamford Bridge.
In any case, the more extended talks delay the more probable the Blues are to look somewhere else and, as indicated by report, Jonathan Ikone is being considered as a replacement.
Borussia Dortmund want to sign the 22-year-old Jonathan Ikone, who scored three goals and six assists in Ligue 1 from attacking midfield last season.
Lille as far as anyone knows value Jonathan Ikone at around the £32m mark, a considerable saving money on the £90m Bayer Leverkusen are after for talented young attacker Kai Havertz.
The 22-year-old has spent the previous two seasons at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy following spells with Paris Saint-Germain and Montpellier, where he began his professional career.