Chelsea ready to rival Man City for giant Lyon centre-back

Date published: Tuesday 7th November 2017 11:25 - Rob McCarthy

Chelsea are reportedly considering a move for Lyon centre-back Mouctar Diakhaby, who is also a target for Manchester City. 

The 20-year-old defender is said to have already attracted scouts from City and Juventus, after impressing for the French giants domestically and in the Europa League this season.

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The France Under-21 star, who stands at 6ft 4in, broke into Lyon’s first team in 2016 and has a reputation for being good on the ball and a real threat from set pieces.

He played the full 90 minutes in both Europa League games against Everton recently and has helped guide Lyon to third place in Ligue 1 in the early stages of the new campaign.

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Blues boss Antonio Conte is looking to strengthen the centre of his defence and is hoping to beat off competition from runaway Premier League leaders City for the Lyon youngster, according to the report in the Daily Mail.

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