Reyes weighs up Lyon bid
Jose Antonio Reyes's agent says the Arsenal striker is considering a move to Lyon.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 29/07/07 5:28pm
Jose Antonio Reyes's agent has confirmed the Arsenal striker would seriously consider a move to Lyon.
The Spaniard is expected to leave Emirates Stadium before the close of the transfer window after spending last season on loan at Real Madrid.
His agent, Jesus Rodriguez de Moya, has indicated Reyes' desire to secure a permanent move to Real, but admits he is also weighing up a possible move to the French champions.
"We know Lyon has a big interest in Jose Antonio," he told L'Equipe.
"The first thing we need to know is if he can stay at Real Madrid.
"Ramon Calderon ?Real Madrid president? has said he is keen to sign Reyes but if Real don't want him Lyon would become his priority."
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas admitted their hopes of signing Fernando Morientes had disappeared after the striker said he was happy at Valencia, but he confirmed they had now turned their attentions to Reyes.
"We have had a phone call with his (Morientes) agent and he told us the player would not leave Valencia, so we are now on the trail of Reyes," Aulas told OL TV.