Lyon agree Tiago deal
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lyon have reached an accord with Chelsea for Portuguese midfielder Tiago.Lyon have reached an accord with Chelsea for Portuguese midfielder Tiago, with the deal expected to be sealed on Saturday morning.
The French champions had made the Portuguese their top target to replace Michael Essien, who moved to Chelsea, and appeared to strike a deal at the start of the week.
The transfer was plunged into doubt on Friday when Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas suggested that Chelsea had hiked up the price at the last minute.
Talks continued on Friday and Lyon announced on their website later in the day that an agreement had been reached.
Aulas met Tiago and his representatives in Monaco, where an accord was reached, and the move is expected to be wrapped up this weekend.