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Lyon in talks to send left-back Youssouf Koné to Elche

L’Équipe report that Ligue 1 side Lyon are in advanced negotiations to send 25-year-old Malian international left-back Youssouf Koné on loan to La Liga side Elche.

The ex-Lille man, who OL bought last summer for around €8m, has fallen behind Melvin Bard and Maxwel Cornet in the pecking order in his position.

Elche have reached a provisional one-year loan agreement with Lyon for Koné, now they are in talks with the player to confirm his desire to join them. Koné has also had other interest from La Liga, but Elche have been the most persuasive.

A deal is close.

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