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Fulham have had an offer for Lyon forward Bertrand Traore rejected, according to reports in France.

Scott Parker’s side had submitted what they considered ‘a fair offer’ for the former Chelsea winger, but Lyon – who are eager to sell the 24 year-old this summer – turned it down and are believed to be holding out for a fee that meets their £22m valuation. Fulham are just one of a number of English clubs reportedly keen on offering Traore the chance to return to the Premier League, with Brighton, Newcastle, Everton and Crystal Palace apparently closing monitoring developments.

The Burkina Faso international, who came through the Auxerre academy before moving to Chelsea, has scored 33 goals in 125 appearances for Lyon and was part of the side that helped the French club go all the way to the Champions’ League final earlier this month, although he was a substitute for the latter stages of the competition. It remains to be seen whether Fulham will return with an improved offer for the winger in the days ahead.