Lyon president Jean-Michael Aulas has said that striker Bafetimbi Gomis will stay in France after turning down the opportunity to leave this month, Sky Sports reports.
Gomis has been linked with a move away from France, with Premier League outfits Liverpool, Chelsea, and Newcastle all believed to be keen on signing him, however the club’s president has confirmed that the striker will remain with Lyon.
“We had offers for Gomis, but he refused,” he told BeIn Sport.
Gomis himself has also reiterated that he is happy at Lyon.
“I want to finish the season here but the club also has their say, let’s wait and see. Until the window closes there will be speculation,” the frontman told Sky Sports.
The 27-year-old French international has scored 13 goals in all competitions this season, helping Lyon to the top of the Ligue 1 table, two points ahead of big spenders PSG.
Liverpool and Chelsea have both already moved for strikers this month, securing the services of Daniel Sturridge and Demba Ba respectively, while Newcastle saw Frenchman Loic Remy snatched from under their noses by QPR.
However, despite Gomis wanting to remain at the Stade de Gerland till the end of the season, a summer move for him could still be on the cards with only 18 months left on his contract .