Foot Mercato are reporting that should Lyon fail in their pursuit of Nicolás Tagliafico (29) and Pervis Estupiñán (24), they may turn to Angers left-back Souleyman Doumbia (25).
L’Équipe have reported that Lyon reached an agreement with Ajax for the Argentine international left-back. However, Tagliafico himself is thought to be stalling on the deal in anticipation of a better offer either from Brighton or a club that is qualified for European competition.
Estupiñán is thought to feature on a list of alternatives, whilst Doumbia is the latest player to be linked with the club. Ivory Coast international Doumbia has just a year left on his current deal at Angers but featured in 27 Ligue 1 fixtures for the club last season. Since his €3m move from Rennes in 2020, he has featured 61 times for Angers.
Doumbia would be available for as little as €4m, whilst Lyon would be able to offer favourable terms relative to rivals for his signature (Union Berlin, Burnley, Birmingham).