Wednesday June 26 2019
Roma: Nzonzi goes AWOL

Steven Nzonzi has failed to report back for a preseason medical with Roma, amidst speculation he is trying to engineer a move to Olympique Lyonnais.

Nzonzi was expected at Villa Stuart clinic for medical checks with Roma players not on international duty yesterday but did not show up.

Corriere dello Sport writes the Giallorossi are preparing to fine him for his absence and that while it was linked to a possible switch to Lyon, they were not informed.

The Lupi paid almost €30m for the French World Cup winner last summer, but he failed to truly impose himself at the Olimpico.

Although Roma cannot afford to sell him for less than €25m, the newspaper believes it is likelier he will depart on loan with an option to buy.

Lyon, for their part, need midfield reinforcements as they are about to lose Tanguy Ndombele to Tottenham Hotspur.

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