Tag: Jean-Michel Aulas

Lyon's French forward #10 Alexandre Lacazette (C) is fouled by Brest's Dutch goalkeeper #40 Marco Bizot (L) during the French L1 football match beetween Olympique Lyonnais and Stade Brestois 29 at the Groupama Stadium in Decines-Charpieu, near Lyon, on April 14, 2024. (Photo by OLIVIER CHASSIGNOLE/AFP via Getty Images)

Maitland-Niles scores winner after serious Lacazette injury drama

Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette suffers serious injury in Brest win. Maitland-Niles scores decisive penalty after dramatic incident.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles signs for Lyon [image via Lyon]

2 ex-Arsenal men in unlikely relegation battle with same club

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has had far from the ideal start to life with Olympique Lyonnais, with the Ligue 1 club currently propping up the table.
Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette gestures on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on May 12, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Ligue 1 club chiefs confirm plan to sign Arsenal player

The hierarchy at Olympique Lyonnais have once again confirmed their intentions to sign Alexandre Lacazette as a free agent this summer.
NORWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal at Carrow Road on December 26, 2021 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

Lyon hierarchy publicly confirm plan to sign Arsenal man

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas and director Vincent Ponsot have both confirmed their interest in Alexandre Lacazette this summer.
Lyon's forward Houssem Aouar arrives for a training session at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 30, 2020, on the eve of the French League Cup final football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Olympique Lyonnais (OL). (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Why the Aouar move to Arsenal fell through in the end

Arsenal landed Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid on deadline day, but let's look at why Houssem Aouar ended up as the one that got away.
Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between FC Metz and Olympique Lyonnais at the Saint Symphorien stadium in Longeville-lès-Metz, eastern France, on February 21, 2020. (Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN / AFP)

Lyon president Aulas sets Aouar deadline and minimum sale price

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is putting the pressure on Arsenal to close a deal for Houssem Aouar by setting a deadline for the transfer.
Lyon's forward Houssem Aouar arrives for a training session at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 30, 2020, on the eve of the French League Cup final football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Olympique Lyonnais (OL). (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Aulas: First Arsenal bid is too far from Aouar valuation

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says Arsenal are still too far from meeting their valuation for Houssem Aouar, after the Gunners' first formal bid this week.
Houssem Aouar to Arsenal? Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring the opener during the French Cup quarter-final football match between Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central eastern France on February 12, 2020. (Photo by ROMAIN LAFABREGUE / AFP)

Aulas names Arsenal when asked about the future for Aouar

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas specifically brought up Arsenal when answering a question about whether Houssem Aouar could stay.
Nabil Fekir

Jean-Michel Aulas: Nabil Fekir can leave this summer

Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas has admitted they’ll let Nabil Fekir leave this summer, after almost selling him to Liverpool last year.

Fekir: I’m not close to a Liverpool move – there are discussions with several...

Nabil Fekir insists he isn't close to joining Jurgen Klopp's men in Liverpool, and he still has a number of offers to consider this summer.

Aulas denies reports Liverpool have agreed a deal for Arsenal-linked Fekir

Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas insists the club haven't had any contact with Liverpool today over the sale of Nabil Fekir, despite plenty of stories suggesting the contrary.
Nabil Fekir

Arsenal face a big hurdle in their pursuit of Fekir

Lyon president Jean-Michael Aulas insists that Nabil Fekir will not be leaving the club.
Olivier Giroud

Giroud will decide future in the coming days

Olivier Giroud is expected to make a decision on his Arsenal future in the coming days, with a host of clubs interested in his signature this summer.

Lacazette to Arsenal: What you probably missed this weekend

Arsenal are closer than they’ve ever been to signing Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, but it's been a transfer saga which intensified on the weekend.

Lacazette fee not quite agreed but deal to be done in ‘one or two...

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas recently took to Twitter to deny there had been a deal agreed with Arsenal for striker Alexandre Lacazette, claiming the Gunners’ bid was under the asking price.

Lyon president confirms Lacazette deal and comments on Giroud swap

Lyon’s president, the ever-chatty Jean-Michel Aulas, has confirmed that they have ‘given an agreement’ to Arsenal over the transfer of Alexandre Lacazette, but that the subject of a swap deal involving Olivier Giroud was not mentioned.

Aulas not optimistic he can sign Giroud

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas seems resigned to the fact that he will be unable to sign Olivier Giroud this summer.
Alexandre Lacazette

Aulas: “I do not believe Lacazette will leave”

Lyon president Jean-Michael Aulas has denied that Alexandre Lacazette will leave the club this summer, contrary to reports that Arsenal were close to agreeing a £44m deal.
Olivier Giroud

Arsene Wenger set for showdown talks with Olivier Giroud to discuss future

Olivier Giroud is believed to be seeking clarification with manager Arsene Wenger over his role at Arsenal next season.

Lyon president says Lacazette will only leave when they’ve sounded out a replacement

Lyon president, Jean-Michel Aulas, claims that Alexandre Lacazette will not leave the Ligue 1 club if they can't find a replacement.
Olivier Giroud

Lacazette in, Giroud out, Willock walking & more you might have missed this weekend

Arsenal could be making a drastic change to their frontline ahead of next season if rumours are to be believed.

Arsenal ‘ready to pay’ for Lacazette says Lyon president

Lyon’s president, Jean-Michel Aulas, has said that Arsenal are ‘ready to pay for Lacazette’ as rumours surrounding the player pick up speed.

Giroud pictured at Lyon airport as president confirms approach

Olivier Giroud was spotted at Lyon airport this weekend and while it was expected he was simply flying in to see his family, Lyon’s president has confirmed an approach for the forward.
Lacazette (C) celebrates his strike against Nancy last Wednesday

Arsenal agree deal for Lacazette, final talks to take place next week

Arsenal have reportedly come to an agreement for the transfer of Alexandre Lacazette after Lyon accepted a €50m (£44m) bid from Arsenal.

Lyon chairman confirms phone calls for Lacazette

Jean-Michael Aulas has confirmed he has received phone calls asking about Alexandre Lacazette, but reiterated his desire to keep him.

Arsenal ready to offer £54m for Alexandre Lacazette

Reports claim Arsenal are preparing a £54m bid for Alexandre Lacazette, despite the club president recently playing down exit talk.

Lyon look to sign Traore as a replacement for Lacazette

Lyon are hoping to sign Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore as a replacement for Alexandre Lacazette.

Arsenal are ‘most advanced’ to sign Lacazette

Alexander Lacazette has been on Arsenal's radar for a long time and according L'Equipe, Arsene Wenger's side are winning the race to sign the 26-year-old.
Alexandre Lacazette

Lyon president denies Arsenal bid for Lacazette

Lyon president, Jean-Michel Aulas, is now denying that he mentioned anything about an Arsenal bid for Lacazette despite a number of reporters claiming that he did just that.

Lyon president confirms ‘very nice offer’ from Arsenal for Lacazette but…

Lyon president, Jean-Michel Aulas, has confirmed that Arsenal have put in a 'nice' offer for Alexandre Lacazette after the club told the player he could leave only to now say that he won't be going anywhere.

Lyon president Aulas meets with Arsenal in London over Lacazette

Arsenal are edging closer to completing a deal for Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, according to reports.

Lacazette will cost in excess of £60m to complete Arsenal switch, reports suggest

Arsenal have reportedly been told that a transfer fee of €55m (£48.7m) plus €12m (£10.6m) in add-ons will be an adequate starting offer to complete the signing of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette this summer.

Wenger meets Lyon boss over Lacazette deal

Arsene Wenger has reportedly now met with Lyon boss, Jean-Michael Aulas, and is feeling confident over a move for striker, Alexandre Lacazette.

Report: Wenger and Gazidis were in Nice for Lacazette not Mbappe

It turns out that mortal enemies Arsene Wenger and Ivan Gazidis weren't actually in Nice last week to sign Monaco's Kylian Mbappe, they were there for Alexandre Lacazette.
Lacazette (C) celebrates his strike against Nancy last Wednesday

Lacazette agrees to join Atletico Madrid but there’s a problem

On Tuesday, we reported that Lyon's club president Jean-Michel Aulas said Alexandre Lacazette's future was still undecided but it seems he has a hankering for Atletico Madrid.
Lacazette (C) celebrates his strike against Nancy last Wednesday

Lyon chairman admits Lacazette will be sold if clubs meet asking price

According to the Daily Mail, Olympique Lyonnais chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has recently admitted he's willing to let striker Alexandre Lacazette go if the right offer comes in this summer.
Lacazette (C) celebrates his strike against Nancy last Wednesday

Lacazette gets hostile reception from fans – but were his comments twisted?

Reports last week said Alexandre Lacazette is being "psychologically destroyed" by fans' booing after his recent comments but his club president claims his words were 'misunderstood'

Lyon president implies Arsenal bid €55m for Lacazette

Lyon president, Jean-Michel Aulas, has been talking about Arsenal's interest in Alexandre Lacazette again.

Lyon president: ‘We turned down €50m bid from West Ham for Lacazette’

Lyon president, Jean-Michel Aulas, has confirmed that the Ligue 1 club turned down a €50m bid for Alexandre Lacazette from West Ham this summer.

‘Enough is enough’ – Lyon chairman slams PSG over Jese Rodriguez signing

Lyon chairman, Jean-Michel Aulas, has slammed PSG after they completed the signing of Real Madrid's Jese Rodriguez.