Lyon agrees deal to sign former Arsenal attacker Reine-Adelaide

Jeff Reine-Adelaide is set to join Lyon from Angers, unless Arsenal make an equivalent offer for its former player.

Arsenal, Reine-Adelaide's former club, has the opportunity to hijack the deal by submitting an equivalent bid. (File Photo)   -  GETTY IMAGES

Lyon has agreed a deal in principle to sign attacking midfielder, Jeff Reine-Adelaide from Ligue 1 rivals Angers.

The 21-year-old will undergo a medical before finalising a move reportedly worth around €30million.

Arsenal, Reine-Adelaide's former club, has the opportunity to hijack the deal by submitting an equivalent bid.

The Gunners inserted the clause as part of the France Under-21 international's departure in 2018 but is not expected to match Lyon's offer.

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Reine-Adelaide made 35 top-flight appearances last season, scoring three times, and could make his Les Gones debut against Angers on Friday.

Elsewhere in France, Montpellier has acquired goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli on a season-long loan from Real Sociedad.

The deal includes an option for Montpellier to sign the Argentinian on a permanent basis.