Lyon sign Mvuemba
Lyon have signed midfielder Arnold Mvuemba from Lorient in a €3 million deal, completing the transfer just hours before the window closed.
Mvuemba, 27, who spent three years at Lorient, has signed a four-year contract, with his switch ending Lyon's summer-long chase for a new midfielder.
The former Portsmouth player said: "I'm really delighted to sign for Lyon. It's a big step in my career. I told them [Lorient] I'd accept an offer from a big club. I'll have lots of good memories - Lorient will stay in my heart."
Mvuemba has played for France at youth level, but has yet to be called into the senior squad.
Brittany club Lorient have brought in two midfielders - Enzo Reale, 20, from Lyon, and 25-year-old Benjamin Corgnet, from Dijon. Corgnet had also been a reported target for Lyon over the summer.
"With Benjamin [Corgnet], we have replaced him [Mvuemba] well," Lorient coach Christian Gourcuff said. "Also, with the arrival of a promising player like Enzo Reale - who will grow up in Brittany - we managed the last hours of the transfer window well."