Inter and Napoli will face competition from French side Lyon for Hellas Verona starlet Marash Kumbulla, according to a report from today’s paper edition of the French newspaper L’Equipe.

The report details how the Ligue 1 side are looking for a young and exciting defender to strengthen their squad in the summer, with the main idea being the 20-year-old Albanian defender. Kumbulla is also wanted by both Inter and Napoli, with the Nerazzurri considering the player an exciting option considering his qualities and ability to play in a back three.

Lyon are still considering other options, the report continues, including Juventus defender Merih Demiral, but the Hellas Verona starlet is the preferred target.Kumbulla has made 19 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 1581 minutes. In that time, he has scored one goal and helped the Gialloblu keep seven clean sheets, being a part of one of the strongest defences in the league.