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Lorient are in talks to sign Malian striker Ibrahima Koné from Sarpsborg

As reported by Fabrizio Romano, struggling Ligue 1 side Lorient are looking to sign Malian forward Ibrahima Koné from Norwegian club Sarpsborg this month.

Lorient are not the only interested party, however, with other European clubs interested in the 22-year-old but the Breton club are current pole sitters.

Koné is currently away at the AFCON in Cameroon and has an impressive seven goals in seven international caps for Mali so far and enjoyed a strong 2021 season in Norway, tallying 11 goals and three assists in 28 league games for Sarpsborg who finished in midtable.

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