Lyon insistent over stars
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lyon are insistent that Juninho, Mamadou Diarra and Michael Essien will be staying.Lyon are insistent that prized assets Juninho, Mamadou Diarra and Michael Essien will be staying at The Stade Gerland.
Chairman Jean-Michel Aulas also reiterated his desire to keep manager Paul Le Guen.
Aulas wants to keep things intact - which includes players and management.
"I can tell you Mamadou Diarra, Michael Essien (pictured) and Juninho will remain Lyon players next season," said Aulas.
On Le Guen he added: "Paul said he will finish his thinking when the aims are reached.
"We are not far away now. So I have good hope he will be with us to try to get a fifth consecutive title.
"I really want him to stay. I want to do my best."
Lyon have already accepted that captain Sidney Govou is likely to leave.
"We don't have an offer, but he assures us he has some, so we will wait for the offers that match the value of a French international," said Aulas.