In failure on this file last summer, Olympique Lyonnais is still trying to obtain the signature of Sardar Azmoun, soon to be at the end of his contract at the Zenith Saint Petersburg. But while the Rhone club had the field free so far, Juventus Turin seriously complicates the task. Competition confirmed in the columns of the Italian press.
Olympique Lyonnais really did not need this additional obstacle. Interested in Sardar Azmoun’s profile since last summer, the club led by Jean-Michel Aulas has once again positioned itself for the striker under contract at Zenith Saint Petersburg until next June. Discussions with the Russian leadership are not straightforward. But at least the Ligue 1 resident has, or rather had the advantage of being the only team at the time.
A great deal for Juve
The situation has indeed changed with the appearance of Juventus Turin revealed by the sports daily L’Equipe, and now confirmed by the Italian press. On the other side of the Alps, the media Tuttosport also evokes the interest of the Old Lady for the Iranian. The Bianconeri were already looking for a striker at the start of this winter transfer window. Then the serious injury of Federico Chiesa, unavailable until the end of the season, made this recruitment a necessity. This is why Juventus Turin is watching closely youngsters Dusan Vlahovic (21, Fiorentina) and Gianluca Scamacca (23, Sassuolo).
But the Turin club favors a less expensive solution for this winter. A simple loan would be considered, as would the arrival of a soon-to-be-free player like Sardar Azmoun. Suddenly, Juve came into contact with the target of Olympique Lyonnais and his entourage without reaching an agreement for the moment. But with the intention of slowing down his transfer to Lyon, which is off to a good start after the last offer estimated at 6 million euros including bonus.