Chelsea target highly-rated St. Etienne starlet dubbed ‘the new Pogba’

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Transfer News: Lucas Gourna-Douath on the radar of Chelsea

According to transfer news from Goal, Lucas Gourna-Douath is on the radar of Chelsea and PSG. The St. Etienne starlet has managed to attract the attention of top clubs with his performances and has been dubbed as the ‘new Pogba’.

As one of the rising stars in Ligue 1, Gourna-Douath has become a vital part of St. Etienne. He has already played for the senior side 23 times this season. A deep-lying central midfielder, manager Claude Puel wants him to stay at the club for a long time. Even the player is interested in the same.

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However, due to the economic impact of the pandemic, the French side are willing to let him as well as a few more players, go. The club sold the likes of Wesley Fofana and William Saliba in previous transfer windows and it could continue with Gourna-Douath.

Ligue 1 has been hit hard due to the pandemic and their TV deal. St. Etienne are also among the clubs to be feeling the financial crunch as they have confirmed the club is up for sale. Gourna-Douath is one of their most valuable assets given his performances at just 17 years of age.

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Chelsea will face competition for the ‘new Pogba’ though, with the likes of RB Leipzig, PSG and AC Milan also after him. While Chelsea don’t really need any more central midfielders for the first-team, Lucas Gourna-Douath can be a good addition to their flourishing academy. Chelsea have promoted players from the academy in recent times and the same could be followed for him in case Chelsea can strike a deal.