Lyon close on Diatta
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
French champions Lyon are expected to bolster their ranks with the capture of Lamina Diatta on Monday.French champions Lyon are expected to bolster their ranks with the capture of Lamine Diatta on Monday.
The 29-year-old defender left Rennes in the summer and is now set to ink a two-year deal, subject to passing a medical.
Lyon boss Paul Le Guen has been an admirer of the Senegal international since coaching the player at Rennes earlier in his career.
Diatta was thought to also be a target for Bordeaux, Norwich and Borussia Dortmund but has now decided to join France's most dominant club.
Diatta's arrival now brings into question the club's pursuit of the Brazilian, Cris.
Le Guen may turn to more attacking targets having all but wrapped up a deal for Diatta.