Lyon have now initiated negotiations with Mousa Dembele’s representatives ahead of a potential summer transfer from Tottenham Hotspur before the close of the summer transfer window, according to French outlet Buzz Sport.

The 31-year-old midfielder has just twelve months to run on his extra existing deal at Spurs and is expected to depart the club.

The Belgian is currently on leave after missing the club’s tour of the USA following his involvement in the World Cup and has been heavily linked with moves to both China and Italy.

However, Lyon have now entered the race and are preparing a €15 million  offer before the window closes.

Meanwhile, Tottenham are sweating over the fitness of fellow midfielder Victor Wanyama who has suffered a knee injury.  The Kenyan missed over four months of last season after picking up a problem during last pre-season.

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