St Étienne have confirmed the signing of 24-year-old forward Lois Diony for a fee believed to be €8m.
The Frenchman who netted 11 times last season was heavily linked with English sides Bournemouth and Birmingham City, but inevitably chose to remain in Ligue 1.
Diony is set to undergo medical tests today and will officially be presented as an ASSE player in the coming days.
“It’s an intelligent transfer between the two clubs. Everyone has taken a step towards the other. It was really constructive and I think this may be the beginning of a partnership between the two clubs,” Dijon’s president Olivier Delcourt said.