Fulham’s loan bid for Dubois rejected

 

Léo Dubois of Lyon in action during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Leg Two match between Olympique Lyon and FC Porto at Groupama Stadium on March 17, 2022 in Lyon, France. 

Fulham have had a bid to take right back Leo Dubois on a season-long loan rejected by Lyon, according to L’Equipe.

The newly-promoted Premier League outfit made an offer to loan the Lyon skipper but the Ligue 1 outfit would prefer a permanent sale at around £7m. The Whites are in the market for a new right back having cooled their interest in Liverpool defender Neco Williams, who spent the second half of last season at Craven Cottage, after judging the Anfield outfit’s valuation of £15m to be too steep.

Dubois, who has made 129 first-team appearances since signing for Lyon in 2018, could still be on the move this summer with the French side considering making him available for transfer. The 27 year-old French international, who came through the Nantes youth system, helped Lyon reach the French League Cup final in 2020 and was part of the national team squad that lifted the Nations League a year later.

It remains to be seen whether Fulham will attempt to buy Dubois outright as they have been talks with Wolfsburg about a potential deal to bring the former Newcastle right back Kevin Mbabu to Craven Cottage. Silva is seeking competition for the former Lyon full back Kenny Tete, who has struggled with injuries during his time in SW6, as the Whites prepare for their return to the top flight.

 

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