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EXCLUSIVE: Lyon winger Bertrand Traoré favours La Liga move

Lyon winger Bertrand Traoré is likely to leave the Ligue 1 club this summer with Crystal Palace interested.

Palace are main contenders to take Traoré, 24, back to England where he previously played for Chelsea.

However, a source close to the player’s camp told Transfer Nexus that the Frenchman would favour a move to Spain.

Having already sampled the Premier League and Ligue 1, Traoré feels that he is ready to experience La Liga.

At the current time, Palace are the most serious for Traoré, but things could change if Spanish teams come forward.

Real Betis have been thinking about a move for the right winger, and his friend Nabil Fekir is on their books.

Roy Hodgson’s Palace have a bargaining chip in the form of Mamadou Sakho, one of Lyon’s summer targets.

Talks for Sakho to join Lyon have stalled lately, but could be revived if Palace offer him in part-exchange for Traoré.

Another English club, Newcastle, as well as Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen also have Traoré on their radar.

Traoré made 34 appearances (21 starts) in all competitions for Lyon this season, scoring four and assisting three goals.


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