Lyon have confirmed they’re in negotiations with Atletico Madrid over the switch of Moussa Dembele to the LaLiga leaders.
Atletico want to exchange Diego Costa, who had his contract terminated final month.
Diego Simeone needs extra assist Luis Suarez in his assault, as they problem on many fronts this season.
It could seem as if Simeone has settled on the previous Fulham and Celtic ahead to fill Costa’s boots.
Following their 2-2 draw at Rennes on Saturday, Lyon’s sporting director Juninho confirmed a deal was within the works.
“Moussa got here to see me, he thinks that that is the second to vary groups, that he has misplaced a little bit of motivation.
“This was not one thing we foresaw, I like him loads.
“Retaining somebody who does probably not need to sustain the depth via the subsequent 5 months, that’s not superb.
“We’re in talks with Atletico, I believe that Moussa has discovered an settlement with Atletico,” Juninho instructed Telefoot.