Lyon Rumors & News

  • Report: BBVA will drop La Liga sponsorship at end of season

    The Score "Spanish bank BBVA will reportedly drop its naming rights and sponsorship of La Liga's Primera and Segunda (first and second) divisions at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season. BBVA has been the primary name sponsor for the Spanish leagues since 2006 in the second division and 2008 in the first,..." September 29

  • Arsenal and Chelsea target Alexandre Lacazette 'hurt and disappointed' by Lyon president extension talks public

    Daily Mail "Alexandre Lacazette has hit out at Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas for his role in the negotiations over signing a new deal at the club. Lacazette penned a new one-year extension on his contract last month worth £3.1million a year, keeping him at the Stade Gerland now until 2019. But..." September 28

  • Chelsea ready to swoop for Arsenal and Liverpool target Alexandre Lacazette in January

    The Express "The Blues have struggled to match their Premier League winning form of last term so far this season. And Jose Mourinho has voiced his displeasure with the club's transfer activity. Chelsea snapped up Spain winger Pedro from Barcelona as their one major signing. Asmir Begovic joined from..." September 23

  • Marseille and Lyon match marred by hooliganism

    Pro Soccer Talk "Marseille and Lyon are two of the biggest rivals in French football, but things were taken too far when the sides met today in Ligue 1 action. The match, which was played in Marseille, was stopped in the second half with Lyon leading 1-0. Referee Ruddy Buquet ordered both teams to head to the..." September 21

  • Tottenham fend off late Arsenal interest to land Lyon's Clinton Njie

    Daily Star "The striker has signed a five-year deal with Spurs and joins on his 22nd birthday. But the move could have fallen apart right at the death as Spurs' bitter rivals Arsenal came in with an 11th-hour bid. French daily L'Equipe report that the Gunners enquired about the Cameroon hit man after..." August 15

  • Spurs flop set for Villarreal move as Lyon striker prepares to replace him

    Daily Mail "Roberto Soldado is poised to complete his return to Spain with Villarreal. The 30-year-old was at Gatwick Airport on Thursday morning as he prepared to fly back to Spain. Villarreal have been in negotiations with Tottenham for some weeks now, as reported by Sportsmail, and have agreed a deal..." August 13

  • Alexandre Lacazette snubs Arsenal and Liverpool interest to sign new four-year Lyon contract

    Daily Mirror "Alexandre Lacazette has turned down interest from the Premier League and signed a new contract with Lyon. Lacazette was Ligue 1's top goalscorer last season and his prolific form attracted the attention of both Arsenal and Liverpool, who were searching for new strikers this summer. But after..." August 08

  • Lyon ‘set transfer fee’ for Tottenham Hotspur target Clinton Njie

    Metro "Le Parisien claim the Ligue 1 outfit want €12million plus Federico Fazio for the 21-year-old Cameroon international. The fee, which works out at just over £8.3m, is well within Spurs’ budget while Argentina defender Fazio has struggled to establish himself at White Hart Lane since moving to..." August 05

  • Liverpool ‘clear to seal Alexandre Lacazette transfer, Lyon tell him he can leave’

    Metro "Hubert Fournier, manager of the French outfit, has not been impressed with the 24-year-old’s attitude amid recent transfer speculation, according to L’Equipe. The France international forward has scored 53 goals in 94 appearances for Lyon over the last two seasons and a host of top European..." August 04

  • Manchester City could lose starlet Marcos Lopes

    Daily Mail "Manchester City face a battle to keep one of the club's most higly-rated youngsters after it emerged that attacking midfielder Marcos 'Rony' Lopes is a transfer target for a host of French sides. Lyon, Monaco and Marseille have registered their interest in the 19-year-old forward and Sportsmail..." August 03

  • Tottenham hijack Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool with shock bid for Lyon striker

    The Express "Spurs have offered £7million for the star striker as they seek a replacement for Aston Villa-bound Emmanuel Adebayor. Lyon are understood to be considering the offer that, if accepted, could seriously harm Manchester United, and Arsenal's hopes of signing Lacazette. Lacazette, 24, has been..." July 21

  • Liverpool ‘ready to grab Alexandre Lacazette transfer as Lyon contract talks collapse’

    Metro "Liverpool are ready to sign Alexandre Lacazette after the striker saw talks over a new contract with Lyon collapse, according to reports. The Reds were scouting France international Lacazette for most of last season, with Brendan Rodgers’ chief spotters watching him score 27 goals in 31 matches..." July 08

  • France international rejects Arsenal move with new five-year contract

    The Express "The 21-year-old, who scored 13 Ligue 1 goals for Les Gones while making five appearances for France last season, has put pen to paper on a new five-year deal. The playmaker was heavily linked with a summer move to Premier League club Arsenal, who have been keeping tabs on his progress for a..." July 08

  • Alexandre Lacazette not signing for Liverpool, says Lyon president

    ESPN FC "Alexandre Lacazette will not be joining Liverpool this summer as the Premier League club cannot afford him, Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas says. Lacazette, 24, has been linked with a move from the Stade de Gerland to Anfield by French media. But Aulas says that there has been no approach..." June 01

  • Arsenal consider £60m DOUBLE swoop for Lyon duo

    The Express "ARSENAL reportedly sent a scout to assess Lyon pair Alexandre Lacazette and Nabil Fekir last week. According to the Daily Star, Arsenal sent scout Steve Rowley to watch the pair in action during Lyon's 1-1 draw with Bordeaux. Enzo Crivelli opened the scoring for Bordeaux with his..." May 23

  • Man Utd on RED ALERT as Lyon owner weighs up bargain £22m Alexandre Lacazette sale

    The Express "The Red Devils are understood to be keen on signing the 23-year-old striker, according to French magazine le10sport. It is thought Lyon owner and chairman Jean-Michel Aulas wants to keep hold of his star player but accepts big bids may come in for him this summer. And it seems Aulas will..." May 08

  • Arsenal and Liverpool's transfer plans in RUINS as French international RULES OUT move

    Daily Star "Fekir's future with the French giants has been the subject of intense speculation in recent months and he has been repeatedly linked with a move away from the Stade Gerland. A number of Europe's top club are reportedly interested in landing the 21-year-old, including Premier League duo Arsenal..." April 28

  • Gerard Houllier urges Liverpool to snap up £23m transfer target Alexandre Lacazette

    Metro "Liverpool target Alexandre Lacazette can develop into a ‘world-class’ striker according to ex-Reds boss Gerard Houllier. Brendan Rodgers is reportedly keen on the Lyon hitman after watching him soar to the top of the Ligue 1 scoring charts this term with 21 goals. Houllier, who managed the..." February 19

  • Liverpool ‘set to seal Alexandre Lacazette transfer ahead of Arsenal’

    Metro "Liverpool are in pole position to seal the signing of Lyon goal machine Alexandre Lacazette, according to reports. The Reds have been scouting Lacazette for months and were strongly linked with a deal in the January transfer window." February 13

  • Liverpool to make transfer bid for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette ‘in the coming days’

    Metro "Liverpool are set to dip into the transfer market in the coming days with a bid for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to reports in France. The Reds were linked with the hotshot forward before this month’s transfer window, but talk has died down in recent weeks. However, according..." January 21

  • Lyon sign striker Maxwel Cornet

    Super Sport "Up-and-coming France Under-19 striker Maxwel Cornet has signed a four-and-a-half year deal with French league leaders Lyon. The 18-year-old Cornet, who had reportedly triggered the interest of Premier League clubs Stoke and Crystal Palace, helped Metz to the French second-division title last..." January 16

  • Man City to sell TWO strikers to make way for Bony and Lacazette

    Daily Star "Coming IN is £30m Wilfried Bony from Swansea, with Lyon’s £25m Alexandre Lacazette another target. Going OUT are Stevan Jovetic, now a £20m target for Juventus, and Alvaro Negredo, whose loan move to Valencia will become a permanent deal at £25m. That is £100million worth of business in this..." January 11

  • Liverpool look set to miss out of Alexandre Lacazette as Lyon say, ''we're not selling''

    Daily Mirror "Liverpool look set to be frustrated in their pursuit of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette after the president of the French club ruled out his sale in January. The 23-year-old, the latest product of Lyon's impressive youth system to attract interest from Europe's top clubs, has been in superb..." December 23

  • Liverpool make Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette January transfer target

    Metro "Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has emerged as a potential January transfer target for Liverpool, according to reports. The Reds are keen to add firepower to their squad when the market opens at the turn of the year, with Daniel Sturridge struggling with ongoing injury problems and Mario..." December 17

  • Arsenal keen to snap up Lyon star Nabil Fekir

    The Express "The Gunners boss is keen to bring the 21-year-old to the Premier League after some impressive performances this season. However, Lyon are reluctant in parting with their star player but they could be swayed if they receive offers in excess of £8million., " December 07

  • Blow for Arsenal as 'the next Samuel Eto'o' signs new Lyon contract

    Daily Star "Arsenal have been watching the Cameroon international striker but Lyon have moved quickly to secure his future until 2019. "I'm happy. Now we have to continue working. I want to score, to play and I hope we can qualify for Europe next season," N'Jie told the club's website. "I'm proud of..." September 25

  • Bafetimbi Gomis agrees Swansea deal, Sky sources understand

    Sky Sports "Sky Sports sources understand that Swansea City have agreed a four-year deal to sign striker Bafetimbi Gomis on a free transfer. The 28-year-old, who was released by Lyon at the end of last season, is set to become Garry Monk’s second addition of the summer after already bringing in goalkeeper..." June 25

  • Newcastle's Bafetimbi Gomis transfer chase back on – but they must offer £100k per week

    Daily Mirror "Newcastle have offered Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis £85,000 a week – but the Frenchman is demanding a whopping £100,000 weekly salary. Gomis, 28, will become a free agent next month and is being chased by a string of clubs across Europe. Sunderland, Swansea and West Ham are also interested,..." May 22

  • Inter Milan line up move for Arsenal target

    talkSport "Inter Milan are lining up a move for Arsenal target Maxime Gonalons. Arsene Wenger is a long-term admirer of the French midfielder and he has already been linked with a summer bid. Lyon have so far managed to keep hold of the talented 24-year-old - although he was the subject of fierce..." February 26

  • Lyon reject Napoli’s £14m Gonalons bid "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..." January 07

  • Clement Grenier confirms Arsenal & Liverpool contact

    Give Me Sport "Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier has confirmed he spoke to Arsenal and Liverpool over the summer, according to reports in France. The French international was linked with Arsenal and Liverpool in June and July, before he eventually decided to stay put and signed a new contract with Lyon. But..." December 11

  • Red Bulls to play Lyon in friendly

    ESPN FC "Seven-time French champion Lyon will play the New York Red Bulls in a friendly on July 16 at Red Bull Arena. The MLS team announced the exhibition on Friday. Two current Red Bulls have played for the French team -- Juninho and Peguy Luyindula. Lyon qualified for the 2013-14 UEFA Champions..." June 25

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