Fulham and Bournemouth have opened negotiations with Lyon midfielder Romain Faivre’s representatives over a potential move to the Premier League, according to reports in the French press.

The former French under-21 international’s career stalled after his £13m move to Lyon eighteen months ago, but the Paris-born attacking midfielder recaptured the form that made him one of Ligue 1’s most consistent performers during his two seasons with Brest when he was loaned out to FC Lorient in January. Faivre, who had struggled for first-team football at Lyon under Peter Bosz and Laurent Blanc, scored three goals and added three more assists in sixteen appearances for Les Merlus as Lorient finished in tenth place.

Faivre starred as Régis Le Bris’ side stunned Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes in April, creating the opening for Enzo le Fee – who is also thought to be on Marco Silva’s summer shortlist. The 24 year-old is likely to leave Lyon in the close season, with Bournemouth having floated an immediate return to Lorient in their discussions with the midfielder’s agent. Silva is seeking an attacking midfielder to start the new Premier League season, with Andreas Pereira expected to miss the first few weeks of the campaign after breaking his ankle against Manchester City.