Lyon plotting bid for £10m Liverpool target as well as £30m Reds defender

Lyon plotting bid for £10m Liverpool defensive target, Reds in talks with agent over summer transfer

Lyon are plotting a move for Fenerbahce defender Simon Kjaer according to reports in Turkey.

Fanatik report that the Ligue 1 giants are plotting a move for the 28-year-old but have yet to make a bid.

Per the source, Lyon have struggled defensively this season and are also interested in signing Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho.

The Reds want at least £30 million for the France international who has been on loan at Crystal Palace this season.

The latest developments follow fellow French outfit Marseille targeting the Denmark international.

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L’equipe reported that Marseille are keen on strengthening their defence with either Kurt Zouma or Kjaer.

Kjaer is no stranger to France having previously played for Lille between 2013-15 before joining Fenerbahce.

The powerful centre-back has also attracted keen interest from Liverpool.

According to AMK, the Reds have held talks with Beck.

The Turkish sports newspaper also report that Liverpool have set aside £10 million for the in-demand centre-back.

The Danish defender has established himself as a star player for Fenerbahce and a fan favourite.

Kjaer does have another two-years remaining on his contract but Fenerbahce will have to sell some of their highest value players in order to raise funds for a planned summer overhaul.

Due to Financial Fair Play constraints, Fenerbahce are limited to what they can spend this summer unless they can sell high value players.