A third team have joined the battle to sign in-demand Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun claims that Lyon are interested in the player, joining the duo of Porto and Marseille in the hunt for the player.

The report goes on to claim that Lyon are set to watch Ntcham in the under-21 European Championship.

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Most likely candidate to be sold

If Celtic are to sell one of their major players this season, Ntcham would seem to be the most likely candidate. He fell out of the Hoops starting line-up last season.


The fact that the Hoops have reportedly named their asking price for the player would indicate that they are willing to sell.

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Could reunite with former team-mate

There is another factor to take into account. Should Ntcham join Lyon, he would reunite with his former Celtic team-mate Moussa Dembele.

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That could definitely play a part in Ntcham considering a move away from Glasgow. It is unlikely that any moves for the player will be made until after the under-21 European Championships.

But with David Turnbull set to join Celtic, the Hoops could consider selling a midfielder. Particularly one that could be sold for big money.

The most obvious candidate for that would have to be Ntcham. It promises to be an intriguing few weeks ahead for the midfielder.

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