Aulas delight at Tiago deal
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is delighted at signing Tiago.Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has expressed his delight at sealing a deal for Chelsea's Tiago.
The Portuguese star should complete his move to Lyon on Saturday, and will step into the gulf left by Michael Essien's move the other way.
The club have also been buoyed by the news that Juninho will agree a new deal this weekend that will bind him to the club until 2008.
"It is a great satisfaction to have finally found an agreement with Tiago," said Aulas.
"He was the coach's priority and it was not a deal with any undue conditions.
"As for Juninho, I hope this Saturday will see the end of talks that lasted longer than we expected."
Aulas refused to comment on rumours that a bid had been launched for Cruzeiro's Fred, but did confirm the club wanted another new player.
"I hope there will be good news before August 31," added Aulas.
"But it is still a little complex which prevents me talking about it at the moment."