Lyon's sporting director Juninho has confirmed that out-of-favour forward Moussa Dembele is on the verge of a move to Atletico Madrid.
Atletico were understood to have identified Dembele as an ideal replacement for the recently-departed Diego Costa, and Juninho has now revealed that a move to the Spanish capital is indeed on the cards.
Speaking to Telefoot, the Lyon chief said: "Moussa came to see me. He thinks that this is the moment to change teams, that he has lost a bit of motivation.
"This was not something we foresaw. I like him a lot. Keeping someone who does not really want to keep up the intensity through the next five months - that is not ideal.
"We are in talks with Atletico, I think that Moussa has found an agreement with Atletico."
Dembele has only found the back of the net once in 16 appearances for Lyon this term, starting just six top-flight games for the Ligue 1 leaders.