Following his successful season with Fortuna Dusseldorf on loan from Watford, rumours about Dodi Lukebakio leaving the Hornets naturally started to appear.
Club names popped up here and there, but no offers have been made for the Belgium U21 international so far, meaning that, as things stand, the winger will be expected to start preseason with the Premier League side.
However, that isn’t in Lukebakio’s plans, as DH explain the forward is ‘hoping to leave England and the club is naturally tempted to start a bidding war’.
His preferred destination would be a club where he could ‘at least play in the Europa League and at best in the Champions League’.
The Belgian outlet explain Bayer Leverkusen were sniffing around, but their recent purchase of Paris Saint-Germain’s Moussa Diaby may have changed their plans.
Lille remain a likely candidate, as Nicolas Pépé is expected to be sold in the coming weeks, and Lukebakio would thrive in the type of football Christophe Galtier has put in place in the north of France.
They also finished second in Ligue 1, meaning they’ll be participating in next year’s Champions League.