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Sunday July 21 2019
Reports: Napoli move for Fekir

Napoli have reportedly moved for Olympique Lyonnais attacker Nabil Fekir as an alternative to James Rodriguez.

A deal for James is proving increasingly difficult, with Napoli so far unprepared to meet Real Madrid’s demands of a €50m permanent deal.

Therefore, RMC Sport and L’Equipe both report the Partenopei are now focusing their attentions on Fekir,

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Saturday July 20 2019
Genoa beat Lyon in thriller

Genoa completed an extraordinary comeback from 3-1 down to beat Olympique Lyonnais 4-3 in a pre-season friendly with Christian Kouame’s acrobatic volley.

The Grifone are aiming high in their pre-season friendlies by facing a Lyon side that finished third in Ligue 1 last term.

Tiago Mendes put the French outfit in front after just 11 minutes by pouncing on Cristian Romero’s misplaced pass and beating Jandrei despite the goalkeeper getting a hand to it.

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Tuesday July 16 2019
Official: Juve buy Lyon youngster

Juventus have officially signed Olympique Lyonnais youth product Hamza Rafia for €400,000, with up to €5m in bonuses and 20 per cent resale cut.

Lyon announced the transfer, which unusually was reached in accordance with the two clubs, even though Rafia was yet to sign a professional contract.

It’s believed this was to ensure the Bianconeri keep Lyon on side for future negotiations.

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Friday July 12 2019
Official: Lyon sign Andersen

Olympique Lyonnais have officially signed defender Joachim Andersen from Sampdoria for an initial €24m.

The deal was confirmed in a statement on Lyon’s official website, which adds Andersen will be presented on Friday afternoon.

According to Samp owner Massimo Ferrero, his club will receive an extra €6m in bonuses.

The 23-year-old played 42 times in two seasons with the Blucerchiati, who paid just €1.5m to sign him from FC Twente in 2017.

However, he has yet to make his senior bow for Denmark.

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Friday July 12 2019
Lyon confirm Andersen arrival

Olympique Lyonnais have confirmed that Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen will join the club.

Lyon have agreed a €30m deal for Andersen, and President Jean-Michel Aulas revealed the Dane was close to signing on the dotted line.

“Andersen arrived on a private plane with his family,” Aulas said at a Press conference.

“The objective was to bring him here along with other players. Our transfer campaign hasn’t finished yet, we’ll do other deals.

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Saturday July 6 2019
Milan increase Veretout offer

Milan are offering Lucas Biglia plus €13m for Jordan Veretout, but Fiorentina only want cash, as Roma and Lyon are also interested.

The midfielder remains the hot topic of conversation in Florence after director of sport Daniele Pradè confirmed the Frenchman wants to leave this summer.

So far, the proposals are unconvincing for a variety of reasons, but negotiations continue.

According to Sportitalia, Milan are now offering €13m cash plus Biglia, but the problem remains that Fiorentina only want money and no player exchanges.

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Thursday July 4 2019
Ferrero: 'Andersen sold, but not Samp'

Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero confirmed Joachim Andersen has joined Lyon “for €24m plus €6m bonuses,” but insists he could keep Samp and Palermo.

The paperwork is being signed this evening and a formal statement expected at any moment.

“I sold Andersen to Lyon for €24m plus €6m in bonuses,” Ferrero told Sportitalia this evening.

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Wednesday July 3 2019
Done deal: Andersen to Lyon

Olympique Lyonnais have agreed terms a transfer for Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen at a cost of €25m plus €5m in add-ons.

According to Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, the deal is done and the final details were worked out this evening.

The Denmark international is expected to undergo a medical over the next 48 hours.

A 23-year-old centre-back, Andersen had also been heavily linked with Inter, Milan, Roma, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

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Wednesday July 3 2019
Roma eye Fekir if Zaniolo quits

Roma have asked after Olympique Lyonnais creative midfielder Nabil Fekir if they sell Nicolò Zaniolo to Juventus, it’s reported.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Giallorossi are preparing for the potential of life after Zaniolo, who would command at least €60m with a sale.

The first name on the list of potential replacements would be Fekir, who turns 26 later this month and has roughly the same price-tag.

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Wednesday July 3 2019
Lyon confirm Andersen talks

Olympique Lyonnais have confirmed that they are ‘getting closer’ to a deal for Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen.

Sky Sport Italia reported late last night that Lyon had agreed a fee of €25m plus €5m in bonuses for Andersen.

That was followed by President Jean-Michel Aulas announcing at a Press conference his club were closing in on the Dane’s signature.

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