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Lopez set for Serie A switch

October 16, 2012
By Fabien Perrin, France Correspondent

Lyon striker Lisandro Lopez has reportedly agreed a deal to join Fiorentina in January.

Lisandro Lopez
GettyImagesLisandro Lopez (L) celebrates his goal.

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The Argentinian international, 29, has been a long-term target of the Viola but they haven't firmed up their interest until now. Italian newspaper La Nazione claims that a bid of €11m could be tabled for Lopez who joined Lyon in 2009 for a fee of €24m.

The loss of Lopez would hit Lyon hard, especially after the sale of Hugo Lloris to Tottenham during the summer. But manager Remi Garde is not overly concerned by the potential departure yet.

''I'm not worried for now...at least until January 1 [the opening day of the transfer window], I have no more information but I'm not surprised to see teams interested in 'Licha', he said.