Turkish side Trabzonspor are hoping to seal a move for Ghana captain John Mensah who has been released by French Ligue 1 giants Olympique Lyon.
Lyon have confirmed the 29-year-old is leaving the Municipal de Gerland.
A host of European clubs have expressed interest in signing the former Chievo Verona defender but it is the Turks who appear to be leading the race.
Trabzonspor manager ?enol Güne? is an admirer of the towering physical presence of Mensah and is convinced acquiring the centre-back will fortify his defence for the upcoming season.
Mensah made a total of 12 appearances for Lyon.