Speaking to Le Progrès and Le Dauphiné Libéré, French international and Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud discussed the possibility of a move to Ligue 1 side Lyon.
“I know what he (Lyon President Aulas) has said and I am very happy to have interest from certain French clubs towards me. Lyon was cited because the president spoke about me. It is a club with very good youngsters, very good players, a very good staff. On the world stage, we saw good matches from Lyon against Manchester City and Barcelona, even if the second leg was more difficult.”
“Lyon are a very good club, a great team, like others in France. Of course. I have a desire to become important again, to have the faith of the manager in me. I definitely am not lacking in respect for the attackers already there, notably the youngster (Moussa) Dembélé who is producing great performances. I have total respect. I also know that at Lyon, there is talk of certain departures…”