Manchester United full back, Rafael has been spotted in an hotel in Lyon reportedly in a bid to secure a move to the French club. The Brazilian has been told he isn’t in Louis Van Gaal’s plan as the arrival of Darmian Matteo has compounded his woes.
Aulas has now confirmed that the Brazilian, who has one year remaining on his contract, is close to sealing a transfer to the French side. L’Equipe had earlier reported that Rafael, who is set to compete with Christophe Jallet for the right-back spot at Lyon, was due to have a medical on Monday.
The Times has said Rafael will cost Lyon around £2.1 million and is set to sign a four-year deal.
Rafael last started a league game for United in October.