Benfica and West Ham interested in FC Köln’s Ellyes Skhiri

After losing Salih Özcan to Borussia Dortmund, FC Köln could also lose Ellyes Skhiri in the summer transfer window, according to Bild.

With Julian Weigl likely to leave Benfica, the Portuguese side join West Ham and Lyon as clubs interested in signing the 27-year-old central-midfielder, who enters the final year of his contract.

Skhiri also attracted the interest from Lyon last summer and was close to leaving the Bundesliga club. With a contract until 2023 and no sign of an extension as of yet, the Tunisian may leave for a reported €10m.

Skhiri played 22 games in all competitions under Steffen Baumgart this season.

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