Chelsea-bound Olympique Lyonnais right-back Malo Gusto (19) will undergo his medical with the spend-happy West London side this weekend, according to RMC Sport journalist Fabrice Hawkins.
He is therefore expected to miss out on Lyon’s tomorrow away game at Ajaccio for Ligue 1’s 20th round of action this season. This Friday, an agreement has been reached between the Blues and Les Gones over the transfer of Gusto, with the right-back set to sign for the 10th-placed Premier League outfit before being loaned back to the ninth-placed Ligue 1 side until the end of the season.
Lyon and Chelsea have reportedly struck a deal worth of €30m for the transfer of the U21 France international. A amount of money too good to turn down for OL, with European qualification next season an unlikely prospect. According to Hawkins, Gusto landed in London this Saturday. With him not expected to feature with Les Gones tomorrow against the Corsican relegation-battling outfit, Laurent Blanc will likely rely on 17-year-old Saël Kumbedi to defend the right flank.
GFFN | Bastien Cheval