Everton linked Kenny Tete has been put up for sale by Lyon while reported Newcastle United and Crystal Palace target Bertrand Traore wants to leave too, according to French outlet RadioScoop.
With Les Gones missing out on European football for the first time in 1997 when the Ligue 1 season was decided on a points-per-game basis, much to the chagrin of irate owner Jean-Michel Aulas, Lyon must have known that keeping a talented squad together had just got that little bit harder.
In Memphis Depay, Houssem Aouar, Moussa Dembele and goalkeeper Anthony Lopes, OL have a crop of supremely talented footballers that some of the continent’s biggest and best would love to call their own.
But it’s not just the headline stars who appear to have one foot out of the door.
FootMercato reported on Saturday that Everton could make a move for Tete, the £2.5 million Dutch international right-back who reached the Europa League final with Ajax before moving to the banks of the Rhone three years ago.
And new reports from the other side of the Channel claim that Lyon have now placed Tete on the transfer market.
Former Chelsea starlet Traore also sees his future away from the Stade OL.
But, with the Burkina Faso forward earning an eye-watering salary, Lyon are struggling to find a club willing to take an underperforming player off their hands.
BuzzSport reported recently that Crystal Palace were hoping to reinforce a toothless frontline by signing Traore for £23 million but face competition from Steve Bruce’s Newcastle (FootMercato in May).
But after a hugely forgettable campaign, in which Traore scored just one Ligue 1 goal in 23 games, is he really worth the risk?