The Ligue 1 club have turned down the Partenopei's bid for the 24-year-old, who, according to club president Jean-Michel Aulas, is now prepared to stay at the Stade de Gerland

Olympique Lyonnais look set to hold onto midfielder Maxime Gonalons after they rejected Napoli’s £14 million bid for the France international.

The 24-year-old, who has been at the club since the age of 10, has made 27 appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit this season and his impressive performances have attracted the attention of many European sides.

However, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is reluctant to sell and has stated the player’s future lies at the Gerland.

"I just had a chat with [Napoli counterpart] De Laurentiis. I respect him, he is a great president. I told him that Gonalons will remain in Lyon,” he told French radio station RMC.

“Coach Remi Garde told me it was absolutely necessary that we keep Gonalons. I'm 100 per cent certain that Gonalons will stay until June.