Lyon’s interest in Crystal Palace defender Mamadou Sakho has been discussed by L’Equipe since the end of last month.
Last weekend, the newspaper explained negotiations are ongoing to sign the 30-year-old.
Earlier this week, Roy Hodgson admitted the Eagles have not received an offer from the Ligue 1 side for the centre-back.
France Football brings the latest update and their title reads, ‘Lyon close to an agreement with Mamadou Sakho but…’
Within the report, it’s explained Rudi Garcia’s side are ‘very close’ to reaching a salary agreement with the Frenchman.
Negotiations are advanced for a three-year contract and the former Liverpool man will have to take a significant pay cut to join the French club. Lyon, however, could ‘partially offset’ it by offering a signing on bonus.
Sakho’s current deal at Selhurst Park runs down in 2021 and the Premier League side are looking for around €5 for a player who earns a gross salary of €6m per year. In the event of such an offer, Palace will not retain him beyond this season, according to the claims.
Although Lyon are close to reaching an agreement with the central defender, as France Football state, it remains to be seen whether or not the former will take the necessary steps to sign Sakho.