La Voix du Nord report that 22-year-old French international Jonathan Ikoné’s entourage has assured them that the player has no intention of leaving Lille during this window.
He wants to at least stay with the club until the end of the season and take them to the Ligue 1 podium this season, as well as give himself the best chance of making Didier Deschamps’ EURO 2021 squad.
“Jonathan’s aim has never been to leave this year. We never spoke with another club. There is no point trying to make something out of nothing,” was the response that his entourage gave to questions about supposed Premier League interest.
Supposed interest from Borussia Dortmund was also denied by the player’s camp earlier on in the summer.
Christophe Galtier wants to use Ikoné as a right-winger for this season, per the outlet.