The Frenchman has an £8 million release clause in his contract which Le 10 Sport report the English club have triggered.
Arsenal had been interested in the player as well, and it will be interesting to see if they step in before the player’s switch goes through.
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Summer 2016 is set to be a very exciting time for football fans, as this is when the long awaited Euro 2016 tournament kicks off.
Since Guus Hiddink arrived at the helm, Chelsea have improved considerably after a tricky start to the campaign.