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Lille President Lopez on what to expect in the final days of the transfer window

Speaking to France Bleu, Lille President Gérard Lopez answered a number of questions with just days remaining of the transfer window.

Are you under pressure from the DNCG today? Are you forced to sell players before 5th October?

Today I am not obligated to sell players. If we sell, it will be our decision. I think that we will sell maybe one more player, because it is in our economic model.

Will Mike Maignan leave?

No he will be here.

Jonathan Ikoné has said he wants to stay. What do you say to that?

We don’t know what will happen. Sometimes there are offers that you cannot resist. When a player receives an offer which we cannot match, it creates another dynamic.

Could Luiz Araujo leave?

No, that is not anticipated.

The Turkish defender Zeki Celik, could he leave the club?

There are offers so anything is possible.

What is the situation with midfielder Boubakary Soumaré?

He could also leave in the coming days.

Do you confirm that Director General Marc Ingla will be leaving, as he is in conflict with Luis Campos?

In football, as soon as there is a bit of tension, everything is amplified, today I do not have a position on this matter.

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