Lyon intend to keep sought-after French right-back Malo Gusto (19) on loan until the end of the season, according to a report from Sacha Tavolieri. The journalist adds that Chelsea are willing to accept a six-month loan deal for the young Lyon prospect, who wishes to join the Graham Potter-led side as soon as possible.
It was reported earlier this Tuesday that Chelsea were willing to bid between 30 and €40m for the signing of Lyon’s right-back. Manchester United are also said to monitor the situation regarding Gusto. The Blues have given the Frenchman assurances regarding the playing time he will be granted, despite Reece James’ recent long-term contract extension until 2028 with Chelsea.
If Lyon were to fail to find an agreement with Chelsea regarding Gusto’s loan deal with Les Gones until the end of the season, OL would compete with Arsenal for the signing of promising Spanish Real Valladolid right-back Ivan Fresneda (18).