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Manchester United & Tottenham On Red Alert As Lyon Full Back Aly Cissokho Confirms Premier League Ambition

Cissokho wants to leave Lyon this summer.

Lyon left-back Aly Cissokho is keen to leave France and has set his sights on a move to the Premier League or Serie A.

Manchester United, Tottenham and Sunderland are all reportedly interested in the France international, while Internazionale and Napoli are also keen.

Cissokho is valued at around £9 million by the French giants and his brother and agent Mamadou has claimed Lyon are keen to sell the 24-year-old.

“The priority is England or Italy. However, there have been no concrete offers as yet, even though Lyon are keen to sell,” he said.

“The preference would be to depart. Aly wishes to discover a new challenge. If he has to stay he will, and he will do his job – but if there is an opportunity, he will seize it,” said Mamadou Cissokho.

Cissokho joined Lyon from £12 million in 2009 after a proposed move to AC Milan fell through. The left-back has made over 100 appearances for the Ligue 1 club but is now deemed surplus to requirements and has been criticised by President Jean-Michel Aulas.

“Aulas made a show in the press and now he has to take his words into consideration and be sensible about a fee. If he doesn’t want the player, he has to let him leave for the right price. €11 million for a full-back is impossible nowadays,” continue Mamadou.

Manchester United are in the market for a new left-back this summer and their interest in top target Leighton Baines is thought to be cooling, with Everton demanding £15 million for the England man.


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