LYON have included a sell-on clause in the deal which has seen Romain Faivre sign for Cherries.

The midfielder, who turns 25 today, has joined Cherries for £12.8million.

But he will not play for the club this season, instead heading straight out on loan for Ligue 1 side Lorient, before returning next summer.

Faivre impressed during the second half of last season during his loan spell at Lorient, a club in which Cherries chairman Bill Foley also has a stake.

The former France under-21 international is believed to have signed a five-year contract with Cherries. Should they sell him before 2028, 10 per cent of that fee will be owed to Lyon, as per terms of the agreement.

Lyon say Faivre repeatedly asked to leave the club, with their statement concluding: “Olympique Lyonnais wishes Romain every success for the rest of his career with Bournemouth.”

Speaking to FC Lorient’s website, in quotes translated from French, Faivre said: “I am obviously happy to return to FC Lorient for a full year.

“I had a lot of fun last season playing in this team, with this staff, in front of the Lorient fans.

“My priority was to return to Lorient to continue the progression seen at the end of last season.”