Lyon close in on Darder deal?

Lyon are reportedly close to agreeing a fee with Malaga for midfielder Sergi Darder.

The midfielder had appeared to be nearest to Inter, with the Nerazzurri seeing a January swoop collapse, but Marca claims he will be playing his football at Stade Gerland next season.

It is understood that the French side will pay around €10m for the 21-year-old, having returned with an improved offer.

Consequently, Darder did not feature in Malaga’s 3-1 victory over Penarol on Saturday night as a precautionary measure.

The newspaper adds that personal terms have been agreed between Darder and Lyon, leaving just the issue of a fee to be settled on.

A transfer is expected to go through within the next few days as the Ligue 1 outfit are keen to have him tied up before the start of the 2015-16 campaign next weekend.

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