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Lyon make move for Patrik Schick

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The Ligue 1 giants are keen on signing Patrik Schick from Roma as the young Austrian seek a fresh challenge following a miserable debut campaign in Italy.

Tracked by Olympique de Marseille, Patrik Schick is stirring the appetite of another team in France. According to Foot Mercato, the Czech striker is now getting attention from Olympique Lyonnais.

Les Gones have proven to be the most active French teams in the transfer market this summer. They have already sold Ferland Mendy to Real Madrid whole Tanguy Ndombele could be set to join Tottenham this week.

The departures have been compensated sufficiently. Hertier Deyonge, Ciprian Tatarusanu and Jean Lucas have already been signed. Whereas, the likes of Thiago Mendes and Youssouf Kone are set to leave Lille for the Rhone club.

However, Jean-Michel Aulas is far from finished with the club’s president looking to bring in more players. Les Gones are hell-bent on ending PSG’s dominance in France.

Now it appears that the club is following Patrik Schick. The Czech international only arrived at Roma last year but hasn’t had the best of seasons. Reports claim that the Rhone giants are willing to buy the youngster outright.

However, AS Roma will need to pay Sampdoria any future transfer fee. Reportedly, the Romans will have to pay at least 50% of the striker’s transfer fee. However, Lyon and Marseille aren’t the only teams interested in Patrik Schick.

Reports claim that Borussia Dortmund are also trying to bring the player to Signal Iduna Park on loan. Lucien Favre is a big fan of the youngster and feels that he could help him become a better player. The player’s agent, Pavel Paska is set to travel to Rome to discuss the future of his client with new coach Paulo Fonseca.

The same agent has in past helped BVB sign the likes of Tomas Rosicky and Jan Koller which means that the Germans have an advantage over their French adversaries.