Elber wants Lyon stay
By Patricio Figueroa
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Giovane Elber has confirmed that he will stay at Lyon until July 2005
Lyon striker Giovane Elber has denied claims that he has been in discussions with German teams.
The forward is currently on the sidelines and incurred the wrath of Lyon officials when opting to go under the surgeon's knife without the club's permission.
It had been claimed that he was looking to secure a move away from Lyon, but the club and player have settled their differences.
"Each time I go to Germany I am instantly linked to Hertha Berlin or any other club," said the player.
"I have been in Germany to have surgery on one of my ankles, I have not had any meetings with football clubs or spoke to the French or German press.
"All the rumours linking me to German clubs have annoyed me, it's hard explaining to my team-mates that there is no truth in the rumours.
"I intend to complete my contract with Lyon."
Giovane Elber is contracted to stay at the Stade Gerland until July 2005.