According to Bloomberg, Lyon has received at least six offers to buy a stake in the club, following the intended departure of two minority shareholders, Pathé and IDG Capital.
While Pathé and IDG maintain a 40% stake in the club between them, meetings with prospective buyers of their share will commence next week. The offers have come from both Europe and America. Any successful buyer will take control of just under half of the OL Groupe’s voting rights.
Despite possible changes in the make up of the club’s shareholders, president Jean-Michel Aulas is not intending to move, and will be maintaining his 28% stake in the company.