Speaking in an interview with Le Figaro, Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas discussed an interest in bringing French international striker Olivier Giroud to the club.
“I dreamed of bringing him in last summer and I even called Arsène Wenger to get his opinion, someone like Gérard Houllier knows him well too. We had discussions when I was in Moscow with the French national team during the World Cup. Things were not possible, on his side. Today we have an attack that is well stocked. If someone in front left, then a deal could interest us, especially because he has a different profile compared to our players. This summer, of course Giroud will interest me, it seems a little tight for this winter. We do not want to overload with attackers, especially as we have a real team. Aside from that, we will have to see what manager we have at that moment of the season, but I like this boy. He is a good guy.”