Newcastle target Clement Grenier has ruled out a deadline-day move to St James' Park, his agent has said
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Yoann Gourcuff is willing to lower his salary if it means securing a move to Arsenal, according to Lyon's president Jean-Michel Aulas.
Responding to suggestions that Gourcuff may join another Ligue 1 club on loan, Aulas said:
– Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas speaking to French publication OL
Can you see us paying part of his salary for him to play against us with another French club? We've never considered that and it would even more stupid now than it was a fortnight ago.
All that I know, if I understood correctly, is that he was ready to lower his salary to go to Arsenal.
Brazil international Michel Bastos is to leave Lyon and join Al Ain, the United Arab Emirates club have confirmed.
The versatile left-sided player spent the second half of last season on loan at Bundesliga side Schalke and was scheduled to remain there this season, but has instead agreed a reported three-year deal with Al Ain.
Lyon have signed Portugal international defender Miguel Lopes on loan from Sporting Lisbon.
The 26-year-old right-sided defender, whose rights are still partly owned by his former club Porto, has initially joined Lyon on a one-year loan deal with the option for the Ligue 1 outfit to make the move permanent at the end of the season.
– Lyon striker Jimmy Briand
In 15 games last season I scored only one goal. That is not the kind of return I was expecting. There is some disappointment in that.
Lyon are a great club, though, and I want to continue here unless I am deemed surplus to requirements.
I know West Brom have asked about me, but nothing has been done as yet. Let's wait and see what happens.