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Lille's Makoun in talks with "London club"

Lille midfielder Jean Makoun is reportedly itching for a move to the Premier League, and is already deep in discussions with a London club, according to his agent.

The Cameroon international, who has established himself as one the most exciting players in Ligue 1, has reached an agreement with Lille that will see him part with the French club in the summer.

The 24-year-old is set for a big-money move to an 'ambitious' club based in the English capital, according to agent Jean-Christophe Thouvenel, although Manchester City are also in the picture.

"The discussions are very advanced with a London club," Thouvenel told setantasports.com.

"It is not West Ham, no. Tottenham? Well, I cannot reveal it to you right now.

"To give you a clue, without naming the club, their manager is not English, they are a very good club that have a very ambitious project, they want to attack well and defend well.

"Last year Mathieu Bodmer and Kader Keita left Lille, and the club asked Makoun to stay one more year to help them with their transition to a new era.

"A new cycle will start there and I expect a very important transfer for the player.

"I am also in contact with Manchester City's general manager."

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