Three reasons Chelsea must sign Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso

According to reports in L’Equipe last week, Chelsea are interested in signing Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso if they fail to complete a deal for Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Blues manager Antonio Conte is desperate to bring in some competition for the likes of N’Golo Kante, Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas in the middle of the park this summer, and his number one target was said to be Bakayoko.

However, with the Ligue 1 champions already selling Bernardo Silva to Manchester City and with the likes of Benjamin Mendy and Kylian Mbappe heavily linked with moves away as well, they could decide to hold on to Bakayoko unless they receive an offer they can’t refuse.

If that turns out to be the case Conte could turn his attentions to Tolisso, who has been an impressive performer for Lyon this season after helping them to a fourth-placed finish, and the Frenchman could be tempted by the lure of guaranteed Champions League football.

Here are three reasons Chelsea should sign Tolisso this summer…