Lyon sign midfielder Guimares for $33m

Lyon have signed defensive midfielder Bruno Guimares for 20 million euros ($A33 million) while struggling Monaco acquired two new players in a late flurry of transfer activity in the French Ligue 1.

The 22-year-old Guimares joined on Thursday from Brazilian club Athletico Paranaense until June 2024.

Lyon will receive a further 20 per cent fee on a future transfer of the player.

Guimares plays for Brazil's Olympic team and won the Copa Sudamericana - the South American equivalent of the Europa League - in 2018 with Athletico Paranaense.

Monaco are in 13th place in the French league and strengthened their midfield with two players.

The club signed Youssouf Fofana, aged 21, from Strasbourg and 20-year-old Aurelien Tchouameni from Bordeaux late Thursday. Both players signed contracts until June 2024.

The transfer window shuts at midnight on Friday.

French champions Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly considering another bid from Atletico Madrid for veteran striker Edinson Cavani, who wants to leave because of a lack of games since the arrival of Mauro Icardi.

PSG reportedly rejected an offer of 15 million euros for Cavani, who turns 33 on February 14.

The hard-working Uruguay forward is PSG's record scorer with 198 goals.