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Report: FC Köln reject Lyon offer for Ellyes Skhiri

By Rune Gjerulff

FC Köln are understood to have turned down a €8 million bid for Ellyes Skhiri from Olympique Lyon.

Ellyes Skhiri (left) and Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig).
Ellyes Skhiri (left) and Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig).Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sebastian El Saqqa/firosportphoto/POOL via Picture Point

Olympique Lyon are interested in FC Köln midfielder Ellyes Skhiri, according to the Express.

Per the report, the French Ligue 1 outfit have had an €8 million bid rejected, with Köln holding out for around €15 million.

Köln paid €6 million to sign the 26-year-old defensive midfielder from Montpellier two years ago.

Since then, Skhiri has gone on to make 70 appearances for the Bundesliga club with seven goals and six assists to his name.

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