Gusto arrives in London for Chelsea medical ahead of £26m transfer
MALO GUSTO has arrived in London to undergo his medical at Chelsea, according to reports.
The Lyon right-back has agreed a £26m move to Stamford Bridge after the Blues beat Manchester United to his signature.
And he’s now moved a step closer to completing his switch to the Premier League.
According to RMC Sport, Gusto has a landed in the capital to have his Chelsea medical.
As a result, the 19-year-old WON’T play in Lyon’s Ligue 1 clash with Ajaccio on Sunday.
But Gusto will return to France because the two clubs have struck a deal that will see the teenager spend the rest of the season on loan in Lyon.
He is set to become Graham Potter‘s sixth signing of the January window and will link up with his new team-mates in the summer.
Gusto will cost the Blues £26.3m plus add-ons.
Despite not turning 20 until May, he’s already played 54 matches for the French club, registering six assists during that period.
And his arrival ahead of next season will see him provide some much-needed cover for Reece James, who’s missed much of this campaign with two separate knee injuries.
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James has endured long spells on the sidelines, forcing him to miss more than 15 matches in all competitions.
But the England star is in contention to return for Chelsea’s next game against Fulham on Friday.
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