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  • Moussa Dembele: Atletico Madrid closing in on signing of Lyon striker

    Sky Sports "Atletico Madrid are closing in on the signing of striker Moussa Dembele from Lyon. The French club's sporting director Juninho has confirmed negotiations are ongoing and that the player is keen on a transfer. " January 12

  • Moussa Dembele responds to West Ham swoop, offer lined up

    Football Insiders "Moussa Demebele has knocked back the chance to join West Ham this month, Football Insider can reveal. The Lyon striker is one of multiple striker targets for the London club after they sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax on Friday in a £20million deal. A source..." January 10

  • Memphis Depay says he feels good at Lyon after months of Barcelona flirting

    Barca Blaugranes "Memphis Depay and Barcelona are sort of an assumed item at this point. We know the deal didn’t happen this past summer, but it became assumed he would be moving to Barcelona and Ronald Koeman sooner rather than later. Well, Depay has now offered an update and said that he is..." January 08

  • Neymar's anxious injury wait for PSG as Lyon's Mendes receives death threats

    ESPN "Lyon midfielder Thiago Mendes has received death threats for injuring Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, according to his coach Rudi Garcia. A tearful Neymar was stretchered off during PSG's 1-0 defeat to Lyon on Sunday in Ligue 1 after..." December 16

  • West Ham can land Lyon star Marcelo on free transfer next summer

    The Sun "WEST HAM can get Lyon skipper Marcelo for free next summer - after almost landing him for £20million in January. The Brazilian centre-half, 33, was desperate for a move to London earlier this year. And he was edging close to a switch before the plans fell..." December 15

  • Former Liverpool, Lyon manager Gerard Houllier dies at 73

    The Guardian "Liverpool have paid tribute to their former manager Gérard Houllier after his death was confirmed at the age of 73. RMC sport and the sports daily L’Equipe confirmed that he had died after having a heart operation in Paris, with Liverpool issuing a..." December 14

  • Memphis Depay hints at Lyon exit once again

    Barca Blaugranes "Memphis Depay has once again hinted at his exit from his current club, Olympique Lyonnais, this time through his Twitter account. The tweet reads: “Y’all will appreciate me when im gone. Enjoy the Sunday.“ " December 01

  • Lyon president says Memphis will not leave in January

    Barca Blaugranes "Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has insisted Memphis Depay will be staying at the Ligue 1 side until the end of the season despite rumors of a January exit. The rumor mill reckons Barca will try again for Depay when the window reopens even though they are in a pretty tricky financial..." November 11

  • Bayern Munich, Lyon dominate Goal 50 awards for best players in the world

    Sporting News "Bayern Munich and Olympique Lyonnais proved to be the best club teams in the world over the 2019-20 season, and now that dominance has been reflected in the 2020 edition of the Goal 50. Between them, Bayern and Lyon boast 15 players on this year's list. The German..." November 11

  • Lyon offer fresh update on Memphis Depay future amid Barcelona rumors

    Barca Blaugranes "Ligue 1 side Lyon have offered a fresh update on Memphis Depay’s future amid fresh rumors he could move to Barcelona in January. Gerard Houllier, who works as an adviser at the French club, insists Lyon still want him to stay but know it will be difficult to keep hold..." November 10

  • Barcelona on red alert as Memphis Depay appears to aim cryptic dig at Lyon hierarchy

    The Sun "MEMPHIS DEPAY has hinted he is far from happy at Lyon following a cryptic dig at the club hierarchy. The former Manchester United winger was already hugely frustrated after his dream move to Barcelona in the summer collapsed. Depay, 26, admitted he came close to sealing a..." November 08

  • West Ham chasing Moussa Dembele transfer as Lyon prepare to sell £30m-rated Man Utd target

    The Sun "WEST HAM are on red alert as French giants Lyon prepare to sell striker Moussa Dembele. Hammers boss David Moyes is a big fan of the former Celtic striker, who is frustrated with being left on the bench recently. However, the price on Dembele’s head will..." November 07

  • Arsenal made ‘below market value’ offer for signing – Hint January transfer could be on

    Sport Witness "Lyon general manager Vincent Ponsot has detailed Arsenal’s efforts to sign Houssem Aouar in the summer transfer window. As you’re probably aware, the Gunners were extremely keen on signing the French midfielder this summer, battling the likes of Juventus for his..." November 07

  • Arsenal chief Edu 'overruled' Mikel Arteta to sign Thomas Partey ahead of Houssem Aouar

    Express "Arsenal signed Thomas Partey but were also linked with Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar. Arsenal technical director Edu reportedly overruled Mikel Arteta in signing Thomas Partey ahead of Houssem Aouar this summer. Arsenal completed a deal to sign Partey from Atletico..." October 28

  • Memphis Depay discusses possibility of joining Barcelona in January

    Barca Blaugranes "Memphis Depay has been talking about the possibility of moving to Barcelona when the transfer window reopens in January. The Netherlands international missed out on a late move to the Camp Nou in the summer after Barca were preventing from bringing him for..." October 11

  • Memphis Depay admits he was close to joining Barcelona

    Barca Blaugranes "Memphis Depay and Barcelona were heavily linked this summer. The two were paired pretty much since Ronald Koeman joined Barcelona. The back and forth ended up with nothing happening, and Memphis Depay commented on the possibility this week. “I was quite close to..." October 08

  • Barcelona couldn’t sign Memphis Depay because of their huge wage bill

    Yardbarker "According to Dutch publication De Telegraaf, it was deemed by La Liga that Barcelona could not afford to sign Memphis Depay on deadline day even after Lyon dropped their asking price for the ace. De Telegraaf report that a deal worth an initial €25m plus €5m in..." October 07

  • AC Milan Sell Out Of Favour Midfielder Lucas Paqueta To Lyon On A Permanent Deal

    AC Milan Offside "Olympique Lyonnais have announced via their website the official signing of AC Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta on a permanent deal. The 23 year old midfielder had fallen out of favour under manager Stefano Pioli which led to his exclusion from the squad despite and..." October 01

  • Lyon president provides update on Houssem Aouar to Arsenal

    Pro Soccer Talk "Aouar to Arsenal doesn’t seem like it will happen soon, but it’s in the works. Lyon president Jean-Michael Aulas confirmed that Arsenal have made an opening bid for Houssem Aouar, 22, but that he rejected it. Posting a message on social media, the outspoken Lyon..." September 26

  • Daily Schmankerl: Barcelona looking to finalize Dest, Bayern in the mix, Arsenal agree terms with Aouar, and more

    Bavarian Football Works "The Sergino Dest saga is going nowhere fast Sergino Dest was supposed to sign with Bayern Munich this week. That didn’t happen. He was supposed to arrive in Barcelona yesterday. That didn’t happen. With all the furor surrounding the transfer, including..." September 26

  • Lyon open Samuel Umtiti talks with Barcelona

    Barca Blaugranes "Lyon have reportedly opened talks with Barcelona about a loan move for former defender Samuel Umtiti. French newspaper L’Equipe reports the Ligue 1 club are in negotiations with Barcelona about a temporary deal with an option to buy for the..." September 26

  • Aston Villa sign Traore from Lyon for reported £17M

    The Score "Aston Villa signed Burkina Faso forward Bertrand Traore from Lyon for a reported £17 million ($21 million) on Saturday. Traore returns to the Premier League after starting his career with Chelsea, where he spent three years with Villa's current assistant manager John..." September 19

  • Lyon president plays down Memphis Depay to Barcelona rumors

    Barca Blaugranes "Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has played down speculation Barcelona are closing in on a move for Memphis Depay. A report from the Netherlands claimed Barca have agreed to pay €25 million for the forward and could even unveil him later this week. " September 16

  • Arsenal lead race to sign Lyon midfielder Aouar

    The Score "Houssem Aouar could soon become the focal point of Mikel Arteta's midfield. Arsenal have identified the Lyon midfielder as their top transfer target and are considered the favorites to sign him, but the Gunners lack the funds to match a €60-million..." September 11

  • Veteran Goalkeeper From Lyon Undertakes Medicals Ahead Of AC Milan Move

    AC Milan Offside "Antonio Vitiello is reporting that Ciprian Tatarusanu has undertaken his medicals for AC Milan this morning at La Madonnina Clinic ahead of his move from Olympique Lyonnais this summer on a permanent deal. The Romania international has just returned from playing in the..." September 11

  • Rudi Garcia would like Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti but...

    Barca Blaugranes "Lyon boss Rudi Garcia has admitted he really likes Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti but does not think his club will be able to bring him back to the Ligue 1 side. Umtiti is one of several players who looks to have no future at Barcelona under new manager Ronald Koeman and..." September 07

  • Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says Roma will rival Barcelona for Memphis Depay

    Barca Blaugranes "Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas reckons that Barcelona will face competition from Serie A side Roma for Memphis Depay. Aulas spoke about the Dutchman on Sunday amid speculation that the Catalan giants are closing in on a move for the 26-year-old. " September 07

  • PSG confirm positive Covid-19 test hours before Women's Champions League semi-final with Lyon

    Sporting News "Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that one of their players has tested positive for Covid-19, with the announcement coming just hours before their Women's Champions League semi-final against Lyon. The squad have been in Bilbao for the last eight of the competition, with..." August 26

  • Houssem Aouar favors signing with Juventus this summer

    Black & White & Read All Over "In my professional world, they say that three’s a trend. And if rumors are anywhere close to being the truth, then maybe we’re close to seeing another pattern of three become a trend in the coming weeks. That’s because Juventus got eliminated from the Champions..." August 22

  • Lyon should take Bayern Munich's lead and adopt an attacking mentality

    The Guardian "And so Lyon’s odyssey ends. After upsetting Juventus and Manchester City, Rudi Garcia and his team were unable to spring a third shock in a fortnight, losing 3-0 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals. Lyon went down with a fight though, giving as good as they got for..." August 20

  • Lyon try bargain-hunting with Tiémoué Bakayoko — report

    We Ain't Got No History "Champions League semifinalists (!) Olympique Lyonnais had not expressed interest in Tiémoué Bakayoko up to this point, but it would appear that having seen the deal that AC Milan are reportedly trying to swing for the unwanted Chelsea midfielder, they have spotted an opportunity..." August 18

  • Corentin Tolisso analyzes Lyon ahead of Bayern’s Champions League clash

    Bavarian Football Works "Corentin Tolisso transferred from Olympique Lyonnais to Bayern Munich in 2017 and now finds himself about to face his beloved home team in the semifinals of the Champions League. Tolisso described his feelings in an interview with L’Equipe. “It’s..." August 18

  • Man City's latest Champions League nightmare a result of Pep Guardiola's tormented tactics

    ESPN "Is there another manager who turns the Champions League knockout stages into an existential battle for his soul quite like Pep Guardiola? The only time Manchester City appeared likely to win Saturday's quarterfinal against Lyon was when they looked like..." August 16

  • Kevin De Bruyne: ‘Different year, same stuff’ as Man City crash out of UCL

    Pro Soccer Talk "Champions League disappointment: Kevin De Bruyne has spoken the collective mind of Manchester City fans the world over following his side’s latest UCL quarterfinal failure, this time bowing out to Lyon on Saturday. It was the third straight year Man City have crashed out in..." August 16

  • Man City's incomprehensible Champions League misfortune continues

    Yahoo! Sports "Pep Guardiola understood how this might go. He knew that things were different this year, that the resumption of the UEFA Champions League in an accelerated format, going from two-legged ties to straight knockout games, had already yielded surprises. Paris Saint-Germain’s injury-time..." August 16

  • How Lyon's upset over Manchester City created a historic Champions League final four

    CBS Sports "Ligue 1 club Lyon shocked the world Saturday with a 3-1 upset win over Premier League giants Manchester City. In doing so, not only did they knock out one of the biggest remaining names of the competition, they also solidified history for the Champions League semifinals. Mainstays in..." August 15

  • Champions League: Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero to miss Lyon quarter-final

    BBC "Sergio Aguero will miss Manchester City's Champions League quarter-final against Lyon on Saturday through injury, says boss Pep Guardiola. The Argentina striker had surgery on his knee in Barcelona in June but had yet to be ruled out of the resumption of the Champions..." August 14

  • Lyon admit star Houssem Aouar could leave Ligue 1 club this summer in £44m deal amid interest in the 22-year-old

    Daily Mail "Lyon sporting director Juninho has revealed that star midfielder Houssem Aouar could leave the French club this summer. The 22-year-old is regarded as one of the brightest young midfielders in European football and is rated at around £44million by the Ligue 1..." August 13

  • Man City-linked Aouar could leave Lyon this summer, admits Juninho

    Sporting News "Manchester City-linked Houssem Aouar could leave Lyon this summer, the club's sporting director Juninho has admitted. Aouar has established himself as one of the most consistent performers in Ligue 1 since breaking into the Lyon first team in 2017. The 22-year-old has..." August 12

  • Seeking 5th straight title, Lyon team to beat at Women's Champions League finals

    CBC "With short-term contracts signed, friendly matches underway and coronavirus testing continuing, Europe's top teams are ready for the resumption of the Women's Champions League. Defending champion Lyon is seeking its fifth straight title and is the team to beat. Paris..." August 10

  • Official: AC Milan Announce The Signing Of Pierre Kalulu On A Bosman

    AC Milan Offside "AC Milan via their website have announced the arrival of French right back Pierre Kalulu from Lyon on a free transfer. The defender joins the club on a five year contract until the summer of 2025. The youngster joins on a permanent transfer after turning down a professional..." August 06

  • The Bard’s Tale: Lyon left-back Melvin Bard still wants move to Bayern Munich

    Bavarian Football Works "One of the persistent rumors of this summer has been the alleged mutual interest that Bayern Munich and Olympique Lyonnais left-back Melvin Bard have in one another. While it may seem odd that a 19-year-old prospect would be eager to jump to a club that already has Canadian..." August 04

  • Borussia Dortmund 'line up a move for Manchester United flop Memphis Depay as a Jadon Sancho replacement'

    Daily Mail "Manchester United have reportedly been handed a boost in their attempts to sign Jadon Sancho this summer - with Borussia Dortmund appearing to have already lined up his replacement. Former Old Trafford star Memphis Depay, who played for the club between 2015..." July 31