Lyon’s president Jean-Michel Aulas may be about to make a move for Paris Saint-Germain’s Grzegorz Krychowiak in an attempt to improve the team’s midfield.
Krychowiak was left in France together with Hatem Ben Arfa when PSG went to the US for their preseason tour and he has since been told that he is surplus to requirements at the club.
Krychowiak, who used to play for Sevilla, has also been linked with a move to Chelsea but Aulas has now said that he could have a place at Lyon.
Speaking to RMC Aulas said, “That could be an option. There are others, but that could be one. We’re looking for a last or two last players, and they would most likely be midfielders. We want to strengthen midfield with a No. 8 and also, potentially, a replacement who is complementary with Lucas Tousart.”
Lyon has already signed a few players this summer including Bertrand Traore and Mariano Diaz and Aulas is currently negotiating the return of Juninho Pernambucano to the club.
Pernambucano spent eight years at Lyon and was an important part of the team that won seven successive Ligue 1 titles between 2002 and 2008. He developed a reputation as a first-class free-kick taker.
Pernambucano retired from playing at Vasco da Gama in 2013 and Aulas is now hoping to bring his experience and expertise back to the club in the form of Sporting Director.
Speaking in the same interview Aulas said that they are making good progress in negotiations and are close to reaching a deal. He said that the team also wants Pernambucano to prepare his coaching badges.
“We’re talking. But I hope we’ll have good news before the end of August. And it’s not immediately, it’ll be in the weeks following.”