Lyon to make offer as Roma reprimand Nzonzi

Steven Nzonzi will face sanctions from Roma after not turning up for his medical tests at Trigoria yesterday.

Every member of the squad who wasn’t on international duty – apart from Diego Perotti, who was given permission to have his tests today instead – visited Villa Stuart yesterday to have their medical check-ups before the beginning of pre-season training this afternoon. However, Nzonzi was absent without reason, and it is now believed he will be punished by the club.

The French midfielder, who proved a divisive figure in his first season with the club, is set to face a fine when he returns to Trigoria – while he will also be placed on the transfer list.

In his homeland, Lyon are pressing for the 30-year-old, who signed a four-year contract when he arrived from Sevilla last summer. According to Corriere Dello Sport, this was the reason for Nzonzi’s absence yesterday, and a deal should become a formality soon.

Roma need at least €25m from any sale of Nzonzi, so the operation could be a loan with an obligation to buy once certain clauses are met.

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