NEWS
Thursday June 27 2019
Lyon close in on Serie A pair

Olympique Lyonnais are closing in on a Serie A double deal for Roma midfielder Steven Nzonzi and Inter left-back Dalbert.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira, Lyon have an agreement with Nzonzi and are preparing a €20m bid for the midfielder.

The French World Cup winner cost the Giallorossi €30m last summer, but an indifferent first season was followed by him not reporting back for a preseason medical on Wednesday.

As for Dalbert, his proposed move to Lyon seems to be gaining momentum as Sky Sport Italia reports they are close to agreeing a fee with Inter.

The broadcaster explains the Ligue 1 side have offered €18m, which is a little under the Nerazzurri’s asking price of just over €20m.

Nonetheless, it is a difference that Sky expects to be plugged as the French club need a replacement for Ferland Mendy, while the Beneamata cannot afford to sell him for a loss.