France Football report that Lyon had agreed to offer up to €30m to Ligue 1 Champions’ League chasing rivals Lille to sign French international attacker Jonathan Ikoné last month.
Head of Scouting at OL, Florian Maurice, sounded the player out in December, and with the ACL injuries to Memphis Depay and Jeff-Reine Adélaïde, it felt like the right time in Lyon’s eyes to go after the ex-PSG youth prospect.
LOSC quickly rebuffed Lyon’s advances, stating that they would be looking for €70m, the size of an offer they claim to have rejected already last summer for Ikoné, if they were to sell.
As a result, Les Gones quickly moved for Karl Toko Ekambi instead. PSG have a 40% sell-on percentage fee clause in the future sale of Ikoné, who is a player who will almost certainly attract bids in summer.