Alex Mott

Lyon front-runners to sign €10m-rated Celtic midfielder

Lyon are reportedly leading the race to sign Olivier Ntcham from Celtic this summer.

Ntcham was believed to be close to a move to Porto in January but that deal fell through after Brendan Rodgers made it clear he wanted to keep the 23-year-old.

However with Rodgers now at Leicester, Ntcham’s future looks almost certain to be away from Parkhead with a host of clubs keen on his services.

Football Scotland say that Lyon are the current front-runners and would be willing to pay €10m for the former Manchester City youth graduate.

The Ligue 1 side have a good working relationship with Celtic, having bought Moussa Dembélé from the Scottish champions last year.

Marseille are also believed to be monitoring the situation while Porto could also go back in with a bid.