Chelsea to raid Lille again after identifying No 1 target to replace Eden Hazard.***************************************

 

Chelsea are ready to raid Lille again after identifying their No 1 target to replace Real Madrid-bound Eden Hazard.

The Blues appear to be increasingly resigned to losing the Belgium star this summer.

He has just one year left on his deal at Stamford Bridge and they could go to his former club for reinforcements.

Lille and Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe has emerged as that player after a spectacular breakthrough season in Ligue 1, according to The Mirror.

The French club have slapped a £70m price tag on the 23-year-old, who has scored 19 goals in 33 games this campaign and lifted them to second in the table.

He has been lined up despite the impending transfer ban that circles over Chelsea.

They are fighting the two transfer window ban handed by FIFA in February for breaching the rules around the transfer of minors and are waiting to hear if their appeal for a delay has been successful.

Chelsea to raid Lille again after identifying No 1 target to replace Eden Hazard.