St James' Park, Newcastle

Next Game

Newcastle v So'ton

Sunday, 09 August 2015, 13:30

Barclays Prem

St James' Park, Newcastle

Last Game

Newcastle 0 - 1 M'gladbach

Saturday, 01 August 2015, 15:00

Friendly Match

Grenier coy over future

Lyon's Clement Grenier has remained coy about his future after Newcastle launched a bid for his signature.

Last Updated: 30/01/14 at 12:18 Post Comment

Clement Grenier: Coy over his future at Lyon

Clement Grenier: Coy over his future at Lyon

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Sky Sports revealed earlier this month that the France international midfielder was the man wanted by Newcastle to replace Yohan Cabaye.

They lodged a bid on Wednesday and Newcastle are yet to hear a response, but at an awards ceremony, Grenier was asked about his future.

"Sometimes we do not have our own destiny in our hands," he said.

Asked if he was definitely staying at the Stade Gerland, the 23-year-old added: "I have not confirmed that, but you know very well that in football, everything goes very fast.

"I can not say what I know and anyway, I do not know lot of things on this issue.

"Like you, I read the news and I saw my name next to that of Newcastle. But I do not have more information in relation to it.

"The transfer window closes in a few days. We'll see by then. I still have many goals to fulfil collectively and individually with Lyon.

"I also hope to achieve one of my goals, which is to go to the World Cup at the end of the season. So it is not too relevant. In my head, I do not think about the market and any possible transfer rumour."

In L'Equipe, chairman Jean-Michel Aulas insisted that he was ready to reject any offers to keep his current squad together.

"We have resisted to all propositions so far," said Aulas.

"I have to thank all the players that received them, they have been reasonable.

"If we can achieve an amazing second part of the season, may be they will get what they didn't get now. I think there will be no transfer."

On Grenier he added: "We have two offers from England that we refused."

He also spoke about Bafetimbi Gomis and confirmed he would be staying with "He refused again two offers and confirmed to me he wants to stay at Lyon until June."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's wrong to be making a joke out of Bender's name at the expense of gay people. It's the kind of childish, uncivilised thing that Football365 would deride and ridicule if it was another media outlet saying. Why is there a need for jokes like this? Does it make your writers feel like men? F365 might suggest that I 'lighten up', but it is genuinely traumatic for people who have been oppressed all their lives to be the butt of jokes, and to be told...

anamsport
The Beeriod Gossip

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

Footer 365

Everton duo John Stones and Kevin Mirallas picked up knocks on Sunday

Roberto Martinez has reminded Chelsea that Everton are a "big club with nine league titles" - and do not need to sell John Stones.

Arsenal 1 Chelsea 0: Gunners win Community Shield

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored as Arsenal won the Community Shield with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea, with Arsene Wenger finally beating Jose Mourinho.

Jose Mourinho blames pitch and weather after Arsenal beat Chelsea

Jose Mourinho was critical of the weather and the Wembley pitch after "the best team" Chelsea lost 1-0 to Arsenal in the Community Shield.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company