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Lyon pulled out all the stops to get Pierre Kalulu to stay, including a phone call from Tony Parker

L’Équipe detail the size of the efforts made by Lyon to convince 20-year-old right-back Pierre Kalulu sign a professional contract with them.

At the end of his youth deal with OL, Kalulu has now arrived in Milan where he is due tomorrow to undergo a medical ahead of signing a 5-year professional contract.

OL senior players were charged over the weekend with making a number of calls to Kalulu to try to convince him to stay, and the president of the basketball club ASVEL, Tony Parker, even tried to convince him to stay with the club that formed him – all in vain.

Paolo Maldini it is who has won this particular battle, Kalulu is Milan’s.

Kalulu told Lyon that his decision not sign with the Ligue 1 club had nothing to do with money and he instead preferred the sporting guarantees made by the Serie A outfit.

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