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Lyon look to Russia for new central defender

Lyon are in the market for a new central defender and are considering a host of players from around Europe.

Robson Bambu (Athletico Paranaense), Aïssa Mandi (Real Betis), Merih Demiral (Juventus) and Marash Kumbulla (Hellas Vérone) are among those linked with a move to the Ligue 1 side.

L’Equipe reports that their focus in recent days has been on a new name: Spartak Moscow’s Samuel Gigot.

The 26-year-old Frenchman has a contract at Spartak until June 2022, and his profile appeals to Lyon’s transfer committee.

French newspaper L’Equipe adds that of all the names on their list, Gigot could become the priority for Lyon.

After failing to qualify for Europe for the first time in 25 years, OL face a summer of major upheaval.

Improving their defence is a serious issue and they are casting their net wide in the search for a centre-back. And it may well be that a Frenchman in Russia comes to their rescue…

SourceL'Equipe

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