Betis offered Abidal
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Real Betis have been offered Lyon's Eric Abidal for é¼5 million.
Real Betis have been offered Lyon defender Eric Abidal for é¼5 million by an agent.
Abidal is a strong left back, who can also play in the centre, and new Lyon boss Gerard Houllier is keen to keep the 26-year-old.
However, Betis coach Lorenzo Serra Ferrer has been on the lookout for a new defender for some time now, and Abidal would fit the bill.
Serra Ferrer will also view the é¼5 million offer in a more preferable light to the price that Sao Paulo are quoting for Betis' other transfer target Cicinho.
The Brazilian club want £9 million for Cicinho, who recently made an impressive impact on the international arena whilst playing in the Confederations Cup for Brazil.
Betis are keeping quiet on the transfers of both Cicinho and Abidal, simply saying: "Nothing is assured."