Lyon Wiretap

Jose Mourinho Turns Down Lyon For 'Another Club'

Oct 10, 2019 2:04 PM

Jose Mourinho turned down an opportunity to manage Lyon for a future opportunity, according to president Jean-Michel Aulas.

"He did not accept our proposal to meet because he has already chosen another club," said Aulas.

Lyon sacked Sylvinho after just 11 matches in charge.

The Guardian

Tags: Lyon, IQ

Champions League Announces Group Stage Draw

Aug 29, 2019 1:17 PM

The 2019-20 Champions League draw has been set with the first matches scheduled for September 17th and 18th.

  • Group A Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Club Brugge, Galatasaray.
  • Group B Bayern Munich, Tottenham Hotspur, Olympiacos, Red Star Belgrade.
  • Group C Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb, Atalanta.
  • Group D Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Lokomotiv Moscow.
  • Group E Liverpool, Napoli, Salzburg, Genk.
  • Group F Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Internazionale, Slavia Prague.
  • Group G Zenit Saint Petersburg, Benfica, Lyon, RB Leipzig.
  • Group H Chelsea, Ajax, Valencia, Lille.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea, Internazionale, Juventus, Bayer Leverkusen, Liverpool, Lyon, Manchester City, Napoli, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur, UEFA Champions League

Real Betis Sign Nabil Fekir For $22 Million Transfer Fee

Jul 23, 2019 1:07 PM

Nabil Fekir's move to Real Betis cost the club just $22 million. 

The price tag was less than rumored last season as Fekir had just one year left on his Lyon contract.

Lyon will receive 20% of any future sale for Fekir. 

Miguel Á. Morán/Marca

Tags: Real Betis, Lyon, Official Transfer

Napoli Interested In Nabil Fekir

Jul 21, 2019 1:35 PM

Napoli have turned their attention to Nabil Fekir after ending their pursuit for James Rodriguez.

Fekir had been linked with a move to Real Betis, although he would prefer to play European football.

Fekir is available for a cheap price as his contract expires next season. 

Football Italia

Tags: Lyon, Napoli, Transfer Rumor

Tottenham Sign Tanguy Ndombele In $70 Million Move

Jul 2, 2019 1:14 PM

Tottenham officially signed Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon for a club-record transfer fee of $70 million.

The 22-year-old has also signed a six-year contract with Tottenham.

Ndombele's dribbling ability from midfield has drawn comparisons to Mousa Dembele. 

David Hytner/The Guardian

Tags: Lyon, Tottenham Hotspur, Official Transfer

Real Madrid Officially Announce Ferland Mendy Signing

Jun 12, 2019 7:17 PM

Ferland Mendy was officially unveiled as a Real Madrid player.

His signing was held up as Real Madrid doctors wanted to take a second look at his physical.

Lyon and Real Madrid agreed to a $54 million transfer fee. Mendy is signed through the 2025 season. 

Rubén Jiménez/Marca

Tags: Lyon, Real Madrid, Official Transfer

Ferland Mendy Undergoing Second Medical At Real Madrid For Hip

Jun 9, 2019 3:08 PM

Real Madrid doctors are having a second look at Ferland Mendy's hip, delaying his official signing announcement.

The new medical will take place on June 12th following a France match.

Mendy was one of Zinedine Zidane's first signings this summer.

Eduardo Cornago/

Tags: Lyon, Real Madrid, Injury, Official Transfer

Real Madrid Buy Ferland Mendy From Lyon For $63M

Jun 7, 2019 3:48 PM

Real Madrid have agreed to sign Ferland Mendy from Lyon for €55 million ($63 million).

Zinedine Zidane had identified Mendy as Real Madrid's future left-back. Juventus and Manchester United also had interest in Mendy.

The arrival of Mendy will raise further doubt about the future of Marcelo.

Dermot Corrigan/ESPN

Tags: Lyon, Real Madrid, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Real Madrid Close To Agreement With Ferland Mendy

Jun 4, 2019 5:46 PM

Ferland Mendy is on the verge of joining Real Madrid for $56 million.

Mendy has reportedly signed a contract with the club through 2025. 

The 21-year-old left back will provide competition to Marcelo.

Carlos Carpio/Marca

Tags: Real Madrid, Lyon, Transfer Rumor

Juninho Pernambucano Named Sporting Director At Lyon

May 29, 2019 7:36 PM

Juninho Pernambucano was unveiled as the new sporting director of Lyon.

Juninho played 8 seasons at the club, where he was known for his free kicks.

The club also unveiled Sylvinho as their new manager.


Tags: Lyon, IQ

Real Madrid Targeting Ferland Mendy
Zidane wants Mendy to compete with Marcelo at left back.

Pablo Polo/Marca

Ferland Mendy Open To Transfer Move This Summer
The 23-year-old is valued as highly as $56 million.


Zidane Monitoring 15-Year-Old Lyon Striker
Cherki became the youngest player ever to score in the UEFA Youth League this season.

Real Madrid Linked With Ferland Mendy
Lyon are asking for $50 million for Mendy.

Pablo Polo/Marca

Jose Mourinho Interested In Ligue 1 Move
Rumors have linked Mourinho to potential openings with Monaco and Lyon.


Barcelona Advances To UCL Quarters With 5-1 Win Over Lyon
Lionel Messi scored two goals in the match.

RealGM Staff Report

Nabil Fekir: Lyon Have Nothing To Lose
Fekir said that Lyon should be inspired by unexpected results from other ties in the round of 16.

Football Espana

Ernesto Valverde: Barcelona Not Thinking About What Happened Last Year
Valverde said that Barcelona will not be haunted by Roma's comeback in last season's Champions League.

Irish Examiner

Bruno Genesio: Lyon Need To Play Perfect Match Versus Barcelona
Genesio added that Lyon will not man-mark Messi.

Football Espana

Lyon Hand PSG First Loss Of Ligue 1 Season
Tuchel added afterwards that he remains confident in his team despite losing Neymar and Marco Verratti.

Alex Fisher/Goal

Memphis Depay Wants Transfer To 'Top-Level Club' In Summer
Depay stated he wants to play for a top-5 club, including Real Madrid, PSG, Chelsea, Barcelona, City, or Bayern.

Sky Sports

Liverpool-Bayern Headline Round Of 16 Draw For Champions League
The Round of 16 ties have been drawn for the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League.

RealGM Staff Report

Who's In The Champions League Last 16
PSG, Dortmund, Barcelona, Porto, Bayern, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Juventus won their groups.

The Guardian

2018-19 Champions League Group Stage Draw Results
Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Manchester United with Juventus in Group H.


Real Madrid Signs Mariano Diaz, Gives Him Cristiano's No. 7 Shirt
Real Madrid has agreed to a $35 million deal to sign Mariano Diaz back from Lyon.

Alberto Pinero/

Arsenal-Milan Headlines Last-16 Of Europa League
Arsenal have drawn AC Milan in the last-16 round of the Europa League while Atletico Madrid will play Lokomotiv Moscow.

The Guardian

Arsenal Signs Alexandre Lacazette From Lyon For $68.1M
Alexandre Lacazette entered the Lyon academy as a 12-year-old for the 03-04 season.

The Guardian

Arsenal Finalizing Club Record Transfer For Alexandre Lacazette
Alexandre Lacazette is expected to travel to London on Monday to finalise the deal, which is set to eclipse the £42m Arsenal paid for Mesut Ozil in 2013.

Mattias Karen/ESPN

Lyon, West Ham Interested In Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud is believed to prefer remaining with Arsenal despite his lack of regular playing time.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Arsenal Close To Club Record $56M Transfer For Alexandre Lacazette
The transfer would beat the £42.5 million fee Arsenal paid Real Madrid for Mesut Ozil in 2013.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian