Speaking in a special Canal + programme tonight, OGC Nice President Jean Pierre Rivère claimed that he would be surprised if Hatem Ben Arfa went to Lyon.
“In terms of our situation, we have quit the game. I would be surprised if he goes to Lyon. But in football, surprises exist. But he will go to Lyon, Sevilla or PSG. But for Lyon, I am not as convinced as President Aulas. You will have to ask Hatem, only he has the answer. It is not I who decides. He is free to do what he wants. It is just a prediction that I am giving you. But sometimes, you have to be careful of predictions… I do not think that he will go to Southampton.”
A full report to follow later this evening on the exact nature of Hatem Ben Arfa’s situation.