Carriere rejects Lyon exit
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lyon playmaker Eric Carriere has revealed he has snubbed several offers to leave the reigning champions during the transfer window.
Carriere has endured a frustrating season at Stade Gerland as he has been in and out of the starting line-up.
He has previously hinted he is prepared to quit Lyon in the summer but several sides attempted to snare his services this month.
The France international admits he does not want to leave Lyon on loan and will reassess his future at the end of the season.
"During the Mercato, I have had loan offers but I don't like that," the 30-year-old told L'Equipe.
"Several clubs talked with my agent but he told me some of them are more interested for the end of the season.
"That suits me. Moreover, I didn't want to try to rush out of Lyon.
"For the moment, we don't know what my future will be. Perhaps the club don't want to keep me.
"I know Lyon will continue to grow and I still want to be part of that."