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  • Arsenal fans react as Lyon ace Memphis Depay is linked with summer transfer

    The Boot Room "Arsenal thrashed Norwich City 4-0 yesterday and they will hope to finish the season with a flourish. Mikel Arteta will hope to use the last few games of the campaign to show potential signings he is capable of reviving the club’s fortunes. The Gunners endured a sticky start to..." July 02

  • Lyon boss says no bids have arrived for Premier League targets Moussa Dembele and Houssem Aouar

    Four Four Two "Lyon coach Rudi Garcia is hopeful that Premier League targets Moussa Dembele and Houssem Aouar will stay put after revealing that no offers have arrived for the pair. Dembele has long been linked with a move to Manchester United, while Man..." June 16

  • Lyon Right Back’s Arrival In Milan Delayed; Medicals Pushed To Wednesday

    AC Milan Offside "Vito Angele of Sempre Milan via Twitter is reporting that AC Milan’s first signing of the summer is expected to be Pierre Kalulu and he will undertake his medicals on Wednesday. He was expected to undergo his medicals on Monday but had some troubles travelling to Milan due..." June 16

  • Confirmed: AC Milan Reportedly Close Deal For Young Lyon Defender Pending Medicals

    AC Milan Offside "L’Equipe have reported that AC Milan have closed a deal for Lyon full back Pierre Kalulu on a bosman deal. The report indicates that the 20 year old's contract with Lyon expires on the 30 of June and Milan took the opportunity to pounce for the right back. He is..." June 13

  • Lyon president confirms Manchester United, Real Madrid interest in Rayan Cherki

    Sports Mole "Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed that Manchester United and Real Madrid are interested in signing 16-year-old starlet Rayan Cherki. The youngster has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign for the Ligue 1 outfit in 2019-20, making 12..." June 12

  • Bruno Guimaraes: How Lyon Beat Euro Giants for Football's Next Great Midfielder

    Bleacher Report "Bruno Guimaraes couldn't hold back the tears following Brazilian minnows Audax's relegation to the Sao Paulo State Championship second division in 2017. It was not the farewell he had anticipated after emerging as a breakout star that season. Having caught the attention of..." June 12

  • Ligue 1 relegation overruled for Amiens and Toulouse but Lyon appeal dismissed

    Sky Sports "France's highest administrative court has rejected an appeal from Lyon against ending Ligue 1 early, but ruled relegation for Amiens and Toulouse would be suspended. The French football league's decision to end the season with 10 games remaining meant Lyon failed to qualify..." June 09

  • Chelsea, Manchester City, Juventus chasing Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar — report

    We Ain't Got No History "Having survived a transfer ban, Chelsea are making power moves in the transfer market, and we may not be done after Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner. According to a report from ESPN, Chelsea are one several teams, including Manchester City and Juventus, who are interested in Lyon midfielder..." June 05

  • Report: Arsenal make contact over player Pep Guardiola once called ‘exceptional’

    The Boot Room "Arsenal have reportedly rekindled their interest in Moussa Dembele and have made contact with his representatives over a potential Emirates Stadium switch, according to L’Equipe. The 23-year-old has been in sensational form for Lyon, claiming 22 goals and seven assists from..." May 29

  • Rumor Mongering: Liverpool Join Chase For Houssem Aouar

    LiverPool Offside "This is probably an example of “once Liverpool are linked, Liverpool will always be linked to a player,” but we’re coming on our third month without football, so what more do you want?  Anyway, a report from Italian publication Corriere dello..." May 28

  • Cristiano Ronaldo named his top five young superstars to watch for in 2015… but where are they all now?

    The Sun "FIVE years ago, Cristiano Ronaldo picked out his five favourites young stars to keep an eye on. Back in 2015, speaking ahead of the release of his biopic, Ronaldo, the now-Juventus ace revealed who he was tipping for stardom. The then-Real Madrid forward hardly plucked any..." May 19

  • Zidane intervention stops Man United capturing midfielder – United had made an ‘irresistible offer’

    Sport Witness "A personal intervention from Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has prevented Manchester United securing the signing of Rayan Cherki from Lyon. That’s according to Defensa Central, who say Zidane moved quickly to stop United securing the highly-rated French youngster..." May 15

  • Moussa Dembele in fresh transfer twist as Inter 'could offer' alternative amid race to land former Celtic star

    Daily Record "Inter Milan have joined the race to sign Moussa Dembele - according to a report in Italy.  The former Celtic star has drawn significant interest from across Europe since signing for Lyon in August 2018.  Manchester United and Chelsea have..." May 14

  • Chelsea target Moussa Dembele keen on Manchester United transfer

    Metro "Lyon star Moussa Dembele has told Manchester United he wants to move to Old Trafford this summer in a blow to Frank Lampard’s hopes of signing him for Chelsea. The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League over the course of the last 12 months and..." May 12

  • Newcastle United Amongst Several Clubs Probing Move For 24-Year-Old

    Inside Futbol "Newcastle United are amongst several clubs to have expressed an interest in Lyon attacker Bertrand Traore.  The St James' Park side are poised to see their financial position change drastically when a takeover involving the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia goes..." May 12

  • Liverpool weighing up Houssem Aouar move

    The Hard Tackle "Liverpool are weighing up a possible move to sign Houssem Aouar in the summer transfer window, with Lyon ready to cash in on him. According to a report by French publication L’Equipe, Houssem Aouar could be available for transfer in the summer transfer window. Liverpool are..." May 11

  • Chelsea thrown Moussa Dembele transfer boost by Lyon chief Jean-Michel Aulas

    Daily Star "Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas admits it will be difficult for the club to keep hold of their star players this summer - amid reported interest from Chelsea in Moussa Dembele.  The Blues reportedly set their sights on a move for Dembele in the January transfer window,..." May 11

  • Lyon men's and women's teams test negative for coronavirus

    Yahoo! Sports "All players in Lyon men’s and women’s teams have tested negative for the coronavirus, club president Jean-Michel Aulas said. The French soccer club's squads were tested by team doctors at Lyon’s training centre . “The men's and women's squads were..." May 09

  • Lyon striker Moussa Dembele interested in Manchester United move

    Metro "Moussa Dembele is interested in joining Manchester United, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer considering a summer move for the Lyon striker. Dembele has established himself as one of the most prolific goalscorers in Europe over the past five seasons, scoring 51 goals in 94 appearances for..." May 01

  • Ligue 1 Season ‘Cannot Return’ After France Bans Sporting Events Until September

    NESN "Big-time soccer officially has ground to a halt in France. Prime minister Edouard Philippe announced Tuesday that France will prohibit professional soccer games from taking place until at least September due to the coronavirus pandemic. Philippe’s announcement effectively ends..." April 28

  • Would young Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar be a sensible target?

    The Short Fuse "After a few impressive performances for Lyon in the Champions League this season, 21-year-old Houssem Aouar looks set to challenge for the French senior camp and a move to a bigger club. With a disjointed roster, a new manager, and the need to recapture their place in the Premier..." April 15

  • NBA legend Tony Parker could move into soccer role, says Lyon president

    ESPN "Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has hinted that retired basketball star Tony Parker could replace him at some point the future. Aulas, 71, has spoken in the past of his intention to retire at the age of 75 and Parker is president of ASVEL Basket -- France's top-flight..." April 07

  • Soccer reacts to Kobe Bryant, daughter deaths

    ESPN "Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among several people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday, a source confirmed to ESPN. Bryant was 41. Drafted 13th overall in 1996 out of Lower Merion High School outside of Philadelphia, Bryant was a five-time..." January 27

  • Moussa Dembélé ends speculation about his future

    We Ain't Got No History "As Chelsea sweat over the fitness of Tammy Abraham, a potential transfer target has ruled himself out of the January sweepstakes. Olympique Lyonnais center forward Moussa Dembélé has ruled out a potential move for himself in the winter transfer window. “I..." January 22

  • Lyon don’t need Chelsea’s money, aren’t selling Moussa Dembélé

    We Ain't Got No History "In the latest Deloitte Money League, Olympique Lyonnais have risen to 17th place in the ranking of the world’s biggest clubs by revenue (Chelsea are 9th), which is just one of the reasons they are not desperate to cash in on their prized striker, Moussa..." January 15

  • Tottenham looking at Lyon’s Moussa Dembele as Kane deputy

    Cartilage Free Captain "What started out looking like what would be a pretty quiet January transfer window has already developed into something a lot more bonkers. Late last night a rumor dropped that, in addition to Krzysztoff Piatek, Spurs are also taking another look at Lyon striker Moussa..." January 10

  • Jean-Michel Aulas: Moussa Dembele 'Wants to Stay' at Lyon Amid Chelsea Rumours

    Bleacher Report "Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has said striker Moussa Dembele "wants to stay" and win something with the French outfit despite recent reports suggesting Chelsea are hunting his signature.  The Premier League giants are free to sign players this winter after..." January 09