French giants Lyon have moved to reject speculations linking star striker Lisandro Lopez with a January exit from Gerland.
The Argentine striker has been paired with free-spending Fiorentina of late, with the Serie A side admitting interest in the player.
However, Lyon coach Remi Garde is hoping the star forward will not be sold in the January transfer window.
“For now we do not think he will move in January,” the talented coach said at a Press conference yesterday.
“Our priority at the moment is to seek continuity and balance. I do not think he will leave Lyon at the moment.
“I am not aware of any concrete bids, despite what the newspapers say. I am not surprised though that he is being watched by other European clubs. He is a great striker.”
Lisandro Lopez is still regarded as one of the most prolific strikers in world football and it appears that he is ready to leave Gerland in search of a new challenge.
The 29-year-old has been in fine form since joining les Gones in a €24 million move from Porto, having scored 51 goals in 95 Ligue 1 appearances.
Before arriving to Lyon in the summer of 2009, Lopez enjoyed successful spells with Racing Club de Avellaneda and FC Porto.