And his patience appears to have paid off, with the French side now resigned to selling their star striker in the summer.
The President has now claimed that he will not stand in the way of players who want to leave the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.
Aulas said: “We already have a certain number of offers for our players for summer.
“We sell the players who want to leave to where they want to go.”
Lyon sit ninth in Ligue 1 and are unlikely to qualify for the Champions League, making it likely that Dembele will move at the end of the season.
Dembele has been in good form for Lyon this season, scoring 13 goals in 21 league appearances.
Lyon signed Tino Kadewere and Karl Toko Ekambi in January as they prepare for life without Dembele.