Villarreal reject €12m opening bid from Lyon for Karl Toko Ekambi

Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas eluded to it earlier today, now our colleagues at Foot Mercato report that Lyon had an opening €12m bid for Cameroonian international and Villarreal forward Karl Toko Ekambi.

The La Liga club want at least €20m to sell, hoping for more like €25m.

The gap between the two clubs’ negotiating positions is considerable – the Spanish side feels no reason to lower their asking price, they insist on at least recouping the transfer fee that they paid Angers SCO two years ago for the attacker.

Toko Ekambi wants the move and is unhappy with two teams’ inability to agree a fee. The story is not over yet.

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