Lyon agree big fee for Bastos

Deposed French champions Lyon on Wednesday agreed to pay rivals Lille €18 million for Brazilian midfielder Michel Bastos. The 26-year-old, who will undergo a medical on Thursday, is expected to sign a four-year deal.

Bastos scored 14 goals last season and with his accuracy with free-kicks will be seen as the ideal replacement for fellow Brazilian Juninho who has left for Qatari club Al Gharafa.

Bastos is Lyon's second major recruit of the summer following Argentine striker Lisandro Lopez who arrived from FC Porto for €24 million.