You may recall a spate of articles in July regarding Chelsea’s interest in Mike Maignan.

A number of journalists in France claimed the Lille goalkeeper was being looked at by a handful of Premier League clubs, including the Blues and Tottenham.

The latter of the two made sense, since a couple of the coaches who followed José Mourinho to Spurs had already worked with the shot stopper, whereas Chelsea’s interest came from the fact Frank Lampard isn’t the biggest fan of Kepa Arrizabalaga.

However, Le10 Sport, who explain that Christophe Galtier could turn his attention to Stéphane Ruffier, explain the Spaniard has to go before a move is made.

It’s stated that Chelsea are ‘preparing an attack to convince Lille’ to sell their goalkeeper, which shouldn’t be too hard since they already planned his succession last year.

The arrival of the Brazilian Léo Jardim was in preparation for this, and signing Ruffier would further help out, but, for now, Maignan is still contracted to the Ligue 1 side.

Whether that remains the case in a few months time, however, remains to be seen.