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Lyon star denies Fiorentina contact

Lyon forward Lisandro Lopez has denied speculations that he is closing in on January move to Fiorentina.

The Argentina international has less than two years left on his deal at Gerland and is heavily linked with a January exit from Velodrome.

Fiorentina are just one of the clubs that have expressed their interest in the highly rated player, but Lopez is adamant he has had no contact with the Artemio Franchi outfit.

“Never, never, never, have I had contact with anyone from Fiorentina,” Lopez told reporters at a press conference.

“And I don’t think OL, or any intermediary or agent has either. I said that we could continue like this while I had two and a half years left on my contract.

“There is no problem with staying. Now, I still have a year and a half left, it’s the same thing. I’ve never wanted to leave.”

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas recently admitted that the club would have to sell three high-profile players by next summer in order to balance the books, but pointed out that the Argentine was unlikely to be one of them.

The chairman’s stance is hardly surprising when we take into account that the 29-year-old has scored 51 goals in 96 Ligue 1 games since arriving to the club in a €24 million move from Porto.

Wed 31 October, 2012
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