Lyon have already sold Tanguy Ndombele to the Premier League – so Wolverhampton Wanderers probably won’t be signing Lucas Tousart this summer.

Anyone hoping to sign a player from Lyon for the remainder of the summer should strap themselves in and prepare for a long, drawn-out saga.

Les Gones’ outspoken president Jean-Michel Aulas is notoriously difficult to strike a deal with – as Tottenham Hotspur will no doubt attest. After weeks, nay months, of continued speculation, Tanguy Ndombele has finally, finally become a Spurs player.

And Lyon have managed to eke a club-record £63 million out of the famously miserly Spurs chairman Daniel Levy (Sky). But with Ndombele heading to North London, Wolverhampton Wanderers can probably kiss goodbye to any hopes they had of raiding Lyon for another combative and highly-rated enforcer.

According to Calciomercato, Wolves wanted France’s U21 captain Lucas Tousart, a player the Birmingham Mail believes is valued at £18 million.

A tenacious and hard-working ball-winner, Tousart possesses a fabulous range of passes too. He’d have been a superb addition to a Wolves engine room that looks a little understaffed with Europa League football on its way to Molineux.

But after selling one half of their coveted midfield partnership, the chances of Lyon listening to offers for Tousart too look pretty slim indeed.

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