Sources: Chelsea eye €40m Lyon star Malo Gusto

Chelsea Preparing the proposal for signing Leonwho Malo GustoSources have told ESPN, the Premier League club know that signing the highly-rated right-back could cost €40 million.

Chelsea have not made a formal offer for Gusto, but he has already agreed personal terms on a six-and-a-half-year deal with the club and wants to move to Stamford Bridge.

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Lyon will try to bring the 19-year-old back on loan until the end of the season. However, Chelsea are reluctant to agree and want him to join them in January.

A Lyon academy product, Gusto, who has also been linked with Manchester United, made his debut for the club aged 17 and has already made 47 senior appearances for the first team.

He is also on the radar of Didier Deschamps, who has represented the national team France At every age level except the men’s senior side.

An attacking full-back with great pace and crossing ability, Gusto has around 18 months left on his current Lyon contract.

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