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Lyon coach Genesio admits Adebayor deal close

Lyon coach Bruno Genesio says they're close to signing released Crystal Palace striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

Genesio is seeking attacking reinforcements after an injury to Alexandre Lacazette, and on Thursday used their 'joker' transfer to sign teenager Jean-Philippe Mateta from Championnat National side Chateauroux.

"He has arrived in Lyon and I'll meet him after this press conference," said Genesio as he spoke ahead of Sunday's match away to rivals Marseille.

"I have many things to ask him, including about his last experience with Crystal Palace. I want to know about his form and his motivations for wanting to join us. I also need to know more about his physical level. t will not be an interview but a conversation to get a real idea of the player and the man. It's very important to me."

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