Arsenal & Chelsea lead the charge as Lyon target hints at exit

Date published: Thursday 1st June 2017 3:00

Corentin Tolisso: Arsenal target

Leading European clubs, including Arsenal and Chelsea, have been put on alert after Corentin Tolisso admitted he is considering leaving Lyon this summer.

The 22-year-old midfielder has been linked with Chelsea, Arsenal, Napoli, Juventus and both Milan clubs and, following Lyon’s failure to qualify for the Champions League, Tolisso is keen to explore his options.

The France international revealed he had rejected opportunities to leave last summer.

He told Lyonnais newspaper Le Progres: “It was a tricky time, I was young and I still wanted to play for Lyon in their new stadium. There was the Champions League and I thought we had a good team.

“If there are offers I will study them with my advisors and my parents, then I will go and tell the president (Jean-Michel Aulas) that I want to leave.

“I’ve listened to his words, he’s said there have been no new offers, so when we talk together I would like the situation to be clarified as soon as possible.

“Until June 13 I am fully focused on the French national team.”

Tarare-born Tolisso, who also plays at right-back, has spent his entire senior career with Lyon, making his senior debut in 2013 and going on to make 160 appearances in all competitions for Les Gones.

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