Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed playmaker Nabil Fekir is looking to leave the club this summer.
The France international appeared to be on the verge of completing a move to Liverpool last summer only to see negotiations unravel at the final moment.
An uncertain summer for Lyon: Six things to know…
- Lyon finished third in Ligue 1 last season.
- They also took four points from Man City in the Champions League…
- But their form has seen a number of star players linked with moves away.
- Ferland Mendy has agreed a deal with Real Madrid.
- Ndombele, Fekir and Depay are among those who could also move.
- Club president Aulas has confirmed Fekir intends to leave Lyon.
But Fekir didn’t allow this to hamper his professionalism, notching 12 goals and nine assists in Ligue 1 and Champions League games combined as Lyon finished third and reached the round-of-16 in the respective tournaments.
Rumours of a transfer away from the French club still persist, though, with Aulas now admitting they are awaiting an offer.
“His preference is towards a departure.,” he told reporters. “We are open to discussions.
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“We have no news. We are waiting for proposals in the coming days but for the moment, we do not have any. ”
Fekir scored three Ligue 1 goals from outside the area during 2018/19, the joint-highest amount of any player at the club.
An uncertain summer for Lyon
Aulas also addressed speculation regarding Tanguy Ndombele’s transfer, with a number of European giants linked with his name – including Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona – claiming no club has yet met his valuation of the player.
He added: “There is nothing decided at the moment. The many requests do not correspond to what I expect.”
Lyon have also been linked with former Chelsea left-back Filipe Luis following the transfer of Ferland Mendy to Real Madrid, with Aulas making no attempt to hide is admiration for the 33-year-old.
“We are far enough from an agreement,” Aulas said. “He has many qualities but he wants to take his time to make the decision. We are in a hurry to announce a number of signatures but he is one of the players we are very interested in.”