Reported Everon target Rachid Ghezzal is close to signing a new three-year deal with Lyon, according to French newspaper L’Equipe.
It was reported in the summer that the Toffees offered him a €400,000 per month (£348,700) salary but he turned it down to stay at his boyhood club, where he scored his first goal of the season over the weekend during a 2-0 win over Saint Etienne.
according to French sports daily L’Equipe, Ghezzal is close to signing a new three-year deal, to keep him at the club and end any speculation he may be leaving in the winter window, when Everton could have rekindled their interest.
Les Gones now sit in fifth spot in the French top flight, with 13 points from their opening eight games.
Next up for Lyon after the international break is a trip to play Nice.