As Didier Drogba has declared his intentions to leave Stamford bridge this summer, Chelsea are looking at the French League top scorer for this season, Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette as the replacement for the departing Drogba. A striker has been a major concern for the EPL champions as their two major strikers were plagued with injuries all season long, even though they played the last match of the season scoring all the 3 goals between themselves. Newcastle is said to be interested in bringing back Loic Remy.
And with the backup striker, Drogba also set to depart, a need for a forward of his class (at least while he was in his prime) has now risen. There were earlier speculations if the 37 year-old would stay one more season with the team, after he declared he still wants to play one more season of football, but he has called time on his 2nd stay at the club. France international, Alexandre
Lacazette is now set to be brought in from Olympique Lyon for a fee of 40 million pounds. The 23 year-old who still has 2 years left on his contract, scored 31 goals in 40 appearances for the French outfit this season, and will no doubt add strength to the Chelsea forward line if acquired.