Ligue 1: Rio Mavuba to consider options; Lucas Digne to stay with Lille
Lille captain Rio Mavuba has revealed that he will either sign a new long-term deal at the club or leave this summer.
Last Updated: 02/05/13 3:45pm
The France international has been with Lille since 2008 and has played over 200 games for Les Dogues.
He is currently sidelined with a knee injury, but he is thinking about his future.
The 29-year-old has two years left on his current deal and intends to make a decision on his future in the coming weeks.
He told l'Equipe: "Either I commit myself for the long-term, or I say 'bye-bye'.
"I have had talks with the officials and they have told me they want to keep the same group together."
Mavuba appears to be sending out a message that he wants new signings brining in.
"It is impossible to make a whole season with only young players, even if they are good," he added.
Like Mavuba, another player linked with a move away is young full-back Lucas Digne, but the France youth international says he is happy to stay.
"I don't know anything about any rumours, I am very happy at Lille and know I will stay next season," he said.
Manchester City had reportedly been looking at the 19-year-old.