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Lyon’s Dembele on the verge of being transferred to Atletico Madrid

Sun 10 January 2021 | 9:43

The ex-Fulham forward let his current side know that he is looking for a new challenge.

Lyon

revealed that discussions are being had over the transfer of

Moussa Dembele

to the

La Liga

titleholders

Atletico Madrid

.

Atletico are searching for someone to replace

Diego Costa

, whose contract was expired through mutual consent.

Diego Simeone

admits that Luis Suarez needs support in attack and apparently, he is eyeing the former

Fulham

and

Celtic

forward.

After Lyon’s clash against

Rennes

which came down to a 2-2 tie, Juninho, sporting director, revealed that the two parties are exchanging words.

"

Moussa came to see me, he thinks that this is the moment to change teams, that he has lost a bit of motivation,

” Juninho said. “

This was not something we foresaw; I like him a lot. 

“Keeping someone who does not really want to keep up the intensity through the next five months, that is not ideal. 

“We are in talks with Atletico, I think that Moussa has found an agreement with Atletico.”

Atletico Madrid are working on bringing reinforcement to keep their leadership in La Liga as they are only a point above Real Madrid. However, due to the postponement of their match against Athletic Club, they have to play three more to reach the same number of games as their Rivals.

Lyon, on the other hand, should look for a replacement for their striker as they are the titleholders of

Ligue 1

.

According to Juninho, Islam Slimani, Leicester City forward, is a favored replacement.

"

Slimani is a player we appreciate a lot, but he's one of a few possibilities,

" he said. "

Halfway through the season, it's not always easy to find a striker to play for six months or a

<em>

year and a half. It is expensive.

"We are looking at other players. We spoke with [Slimani] at the start of the season, we had almost reached an agreement. He wants to come and wear our jersey."


source: SportMob