Lyon stand firm over Malouda
By Graeme Bailey & Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lyon insist that no club has yet met their asking price for winger Florent Malouda.Lyon insist that no club has yet met their asking price for wantaway winger Florent Malouda.
The 27-year-old has insisted he wants to quit Stade Gerland, but Lyon want é¼20million (£13.5million).
Chelsea are understood to be leading the chase ahead of Real Madrid, who also want The Blues' Arjen Robben.
However, Chelsea have not yet met the requirements laid down by Lyon despite making an offer earlier this week.
"The club recalls that they accepted the request of the player to look at opportunities to move, declaring from the start that the transfer fee should be between 20 and é¼25million," read a Lyon statement.
"At the moment, no offer at this level has been made to Lyon.
"Nevertheless, the club stay loyal to the promise made to the player and are therefore prepared to look at all offers that have been made."
Meanwhile, Lyon seem set to seal a deal for Internazionale defender Fabio Grosso.
The 29-year-old looks set to pen a four-year deal with the French champions.
"We've made contact with Grosso and he wants to come," said president Jean-Michel Aulas.