Lyon Wiretap

Atleti Signs Moussa Dembele From Lyon To Replace Diego Costa

Jan 13, 2021 3:04 PM

Atletico Madrid have signed Moussa Dembele from Lyon on loan for the remainder of the season.

Atleti needed to improve their attacking line following the departure of Diego Costa.

Dembele found the back of the net once in 16 league appearances for Lyon this season and despite being tied to the club until June 2023, the club revealed he was "looking for a change".

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

Moussa Dembele Close To Loan Move To Atletico Madrid

Jan 10, 2021 9:09 PM

Moussa Dembele is reportedly close to a loan from from Lyon to Atletico Madrid.

Atleti will have a $42.5 million option to buy at the end of the season.

The 24-year-old has scored one goal across 16 games this season. 

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Tags: Atlético Madrid, Lyon, Transfer Rumor

Neymar Out Until January With Ankle Injury

Dec 19, 2020 9:15 PM

Neymar will sit out until January due to an ankle sprain.

PSG announced that Neymar is currently being treated for a bone bruise.

Neymar suffered the injury on December 13th, off a challenge from Lyon's Thiago Mendes.


Tags: Lyon, Paris Saint-Germain, Injury

Barcelona To Try To Sign Memphis Depay Over Winter

Oct 18, 2020 10:28 PM

Ronald Koeman said that Barcelona will try to sign Memphis Depay over the winter window.

Depay reportedly reached a personal agreement with Barcelona, though Lyon could not agree to a transfer fee.

"For me, it's just a question of waiting. We wanted Memphis because he's a great player and because he has qualities that, in my opinion, we lack. Especially depth in the attacking play.

"The majority of Barcelona's attacking players want the ball to their feet. Memphis can be used as an outlet, but he's also capable of going in behind. He's strong, dynamic and can play as well as a striker or as a left winger," said Koeman.

Koeman added that he wanted to sign Depay in addition to keeping Lionel Messi in the squad.

"In my mind, I always assumed that he would stay," added Koeman on Messi. 


Tags: Barcelona, Lyon, Transfer Rumor

Bayern Advances To Champions League Final, Will Play PSG

Aug 19, 2020 4:52 PM

Bayern Munich has advanced to the Champions League Final with their 3-0 win over Lyon.

Bayern will meet Paris-Saint Germain on Sunday, August 23rd.

Bayern last appeared in the Champions League Final in 2013 when they defeated Borussia Dortmund at Wembley. Bayern lost the final in the previous season on their homeground to Chelsea. 

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Tags: Bayern Munich, Lyon, Paris Saint-Germain, UEFA Champions League

Lyon Defeats City 3-1 To Advance To UCL Semifinals

Aug 15, 2020 9:29 PM

Lyon defeated Manchester City 3-1 in their Champions League quarterfinal.

"It is what it is and hopefully one day we'll bridge this gap," Guardiola told BT Sport after a fourth successive failure in the Champions League with City.

"We struggled in the first 25 minutes but in the second half we felt free, we were there and I had the feeling we were better than them but you have to be perfect in this competition and we were not."

Lyon will next play Bayern Munich.


Tags: Lyon, Manchester City, UEFA Champions League

Jean-Michel Aulas: Lyon To Play Champions League Match On August 7th

May 9, 2020 5:23 PM

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said that Lyon will play the second leg of their Champions League match against Juventus on August 7th.

Lyon take a 1-0 lead from the first leg.

"The game against Juventus is confirmed for Friday, August 7 in Turin and behind closed doors," said Aulas.

Aulas also criticized Ligue 1's decision to cancel the season.

"The crisis represents a loss of 900 million euros for French football. It could affect us for life. I don't know who can survive this.There was no obligation [to end the season]. We're an exception around Europe," added Aulas. 


Tags: Juventus, Lyon, UEFA Champions League

Ligue 1 Clubs May Declare Bankruptcy Without Matches

Mar 23, 2020 1:18 PM

Several Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 sides could declare bankruptcy within the next 6 months if matches are canceled due to COVID-19.

"I am very, very, very worried for all the clubs," he said. "Without state aid, within six months, half of professional clubs will have to file for bankruptcy. The five major leagues have already lost €4 billion and the French league between €500m and €600m," said the president of Saint-Etienne's supervisory board, Bernard Caiazzo.

Lyon were the first Ligue 1 side to adopt the policy of partial employment which funds a portion of the staff's salaries.

Caiazzo adds that the funds are not enough to cover a functioning side.

He added that there will hardly be a transfer window due to an overall lack of funds.

"There will also be no transfer window. Our neighbours will not have the resources to buy players this summer. However, some Ligue 1 clubs are banking on sales by the end of June. Not to mention the €170m less in TV rights money, as well as a box office shortfall."

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Manchester City-Real Madrid, Juventus-Lyon Postponed

Mar 12, 2020 12:55 PM

The second leg of Champions League matches between Manchester City and Real Madrid, and Juventus and Lyon, were postponed due to coronavirus fears.

Real Madrid players were in quarantine after a basketball player tested positive for coronavirus.

Juventus defender Daniele Rugani also tested positive for coronavirus. 

Next Wednesday's matches between Barcelona and Napoli, and Bayern Munich and Chelsea, are set to go on as scheduled. 

Tags: Juventus, Lyon, Manchester City, Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League

Lyon Wanted To Sign Franck Ribery Last Summer

Dec 2, 2019 6:35 PM

Lyon Sporting Director Juninho reportedly wanted to sign Franck Ribery on a free transfer last summer.

“Juninho wanted Franck (this summer). In 2006, I had nearly signed him but Marseille came back strong at the last moment and it did not get done. But I would’ve liked to have Franck, yes," said club president Jean-Michel Aulas.

Ribery, who ended up signing with Fiorentina, is out with an ankle injury.


Tags: Bayern Munich, Fiorentina, Lyon, Transfer Rumor

Manchester United Linked With Boubakary Soumare, Moussa Dembele

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Jose Mourinho Turns Down Lyon For 'Another Club'

The Guardian

Champions League Announces Group Stage Draw

RealGM Staff Report

Real Betis Sign Nabil Fekir For $22 Million Transfer Fee
Nabil Fekir had one year remaining on his Lyon contract.

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Napoli Interested In Nabil Fekir
Nabil Fekir's contract expires next season.

Football Italia

Tottenham Sign Tanguy Ndombele In $70 Million Move
Tanguy Ndombele signed a six-year deal with Tottenham.

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Real Madrid Officially Announce Ferland Mendy Signing
Ferland Mendy is signed through the 2025 season.

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Ferland Mendy Undergoing Second Medical At Real Madrid For Hip
The official signing has been postponed until after his second medical.

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Real Madrid Buy Ferland Mendy From Lyon For $63M
Zinedine Zidane had identified Ferland Mendy as Real Madrid's future left-back.

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Real Madrid Close To Agreement With Ferland Mendy
Mendy will provide competition against Marcelo at left back.

Carlos Carpio/Marca

Juninho Pernambucano Named Sporting Director At Lyon
The club also named Sylvinho as their new manager.


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

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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.

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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