According to Turkish website Sabah, Lyon have made an offer for Fulham midfielder Jean Michael Seri, who’s currently on loan at Galatasaray.
The Ivorian midfielder hasn’t had the best of spells with Galatasaray this season and there were recent reports in the Turkish press that he could leave the Super Lig club in this transfer window.
Sabah report Lyon have reached an agreement with Fulham over a permanent transfer for Seri, however, Galatasaray would need to agree to this. There no is indication what the Ligue 1 side have offered for the central midfielder.
The Turkish club’s manager Fatih Terim reportedly wants to give the 28 year old another chance as he believes he could become an important player once they complete all their transfers in this window.
Seri joined Fulham during the 2108 summer window, but signed for Gala on loan a few months ago after the west London side were relegated to the Championship.
He has made 15 appearances for Istanbul club in all competitions this season.
Reports in Turkey suggested that Fulham striker Moussa Dembele was deep in talks with Galatasaray over a move to the club this summer.
Fotospor is just one of many sources in Turkey that reported the news that Gala had met with the Cottagers’ player and come to an agreement.
The French striker is out of contract at the end of the month and has been linked with plenty of teams, but it seemed Gala had become the front-runners for his signature.
Now reports are suggesting an announcement is due this week, as Dembele agreed a salary of €1.75 (£1.4) million a year to join the club – equating to around £27k-a-week.
The report from Haberler suggests that Fulham were not originally willing to spend such a fee on the player but decided to splash out to beat English clubs to his signature.
This will of course come as bad news to Fulham – who will not receive any compensation for the player as he is heading to a foreign club.
The talented French striker played 46 times for Fulham in 2015-16, scoring 17 goals.
Galatasaray are interested in Fulham striker Kostas Mitroglou, according to reports from Turkey, as they look to replace Didier Drogba.
The Turkish giants are believed to be ready to pay up to £11million for the Greek frontman who was a complete flop at Craven Cottage following his club record £12million capture from Olympiakos.
Mitroglou endured a nightmare five months in London as injuries restricted him to just three appearances as the Whites dropped out of the Premier League.
Inter Milan have also been credited with an interest in the 26-year-old striker but he is refusing to discuss his plans as he now has his mind focused on the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.
Galatasaray are on the lookout for a powerful striker to replace Drogba who is leaving Istanbul after two seasons with the club.
The Daily Mail clearly haven’t paid too much attention to Martin Jol’s press conference this afternoon.
Despite the Fulham manager insisting he was keen to keep hold of Andy Johnson – and potentially convince him to stay at Craven Cottage beyond the end of his current contract in the summer – the Mail claims that Russian side Rubin Kazan and Turkish giants Galatasaray are keen to sign the 30-year old. For the record, Jol told the media this afternoon that he considered Johnson a key part of his squad, especially after his fine performance against Newcastle on Saturday, and speculated that he may even start against former club Everton in the FA Cup tomorrow night.