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Lyon Issue Statement While Brighton Reject NUFC Bid For Defender



Olympique Lyonnais have issued a statement addressing recent media reports that an agreement in principle has been reached with Newcastle over their midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.

Here is the translated statement in full:

Olympique Lyonnais categorically denies the false information disseminated by many media reporting an agreement between Newcastle and OL for the transfer of Brazilian international midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.

In this transfer window period where the slightest rumor is often presented as reality, Olympique Lyonnais reminds that only information officially released by the club is to be taken into consideration.

Reports both domestic and abroad had confirmed that Newcastle’s offer for the 24-year-old had been accepted by Lyon. Even French journalist Julien Laurens had joined the party earlier this morning.

Lyon’s statement does not mean negotiations have not occurred or a deal cannot be reached. Fabrizio Romano reported earlier that the structure of the £30m-plus fee has yet to be agreed on. So that may be why Lyon has issued their statement.

It has also been brought to my attention that Lyon have issued similar statements in the past with Alexandre Lacazette to Arsenal and Ferland Mendy to Real Madrid. The following was provided by a Twitter user Paderborn Mag.

To further emphasize the rollercoaster of this window, The Athletic is now reporting that Brighton have rejected Newcastle’s offer for Dan Burn. In his report, Chris Waugh also confirms interest in but no approach for Burns’s teammates Adam Webster and Yves Bissouma.

There is no mention of the size of Newcastle’s offer for the 29-year-old Burns. It may be a case where Newcastle went in low and will have to raise the bid. It is also believed that Newcastle are interested in West Ham’s Issa Diop, Tottenham’s Joe Rodon, and Liverpool’s Nat Phillips should this move not progress.

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154 comments so far

  • Romford mag

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #1

    FFS

    1
  • DubaiMicky

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #2

    Welcome to the madhouse that is NUFC.

    6
  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Joelinton, Bruno and Willock midfield 3 would be mouthwatering.

    2
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #4

    :smileypoo: emoji

    0
  • dazzler

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #5

    What is the false info? Have they elaborated? Are they denying the fee is agreed? That the player wants to come to us? That a medical is booked? Or all of the above?

    Seems odd that SSN would outright say a medical is booked if it actually isn’t. Something doesn’t add up here.

    8
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #6

    I think it’s pretty much clear that Sky Sports are trolling Newcastle all window

    Seen so many yellow alerts this window with our name in it with fee agreed etc all a load of nonsense

    9
  • dazzler

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #7

    Apparently Lyon have previous for pulling this sort of stunt on twitter only for the deals to go through not long after.

    Mendy -> Real Madrid
    Ndombele -> Spurs

    https://twitter.com/SpainNufc/status/1486341780396204040

    7
  • ottawageordie2

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Why am I not surprised? My threadbare trust in the media is at the breaking point. However, I’m still confident that something will happen in this window. At least I have confidence in our new owners. That’s a positive look for the future regardless of what happens.

    1
  • niafron

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #9

    “L’Olympique Lyonnais dément catégoriquement les fausses informations diffusées par de nombreux médias faisant état d’un accord entre Newcastle et l’OL pour le transfert du milieu de terrain international brésilien Bruno Guimaraes”

    “Dans cette période de mercato où la moindre rumeur est souvent présentée comme une réalité, l’Olympique Lyonnais rappelle que seules les informations diffusées officiellement par le club sont à prendre en considération”

    The full statement in french, Ed’s translation is quiet good.

    1
  • Neil Harrison

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #10

    Updated post to reflect that Lyon have done this in the past. Thanks to Twitter users Chris and Paderborn Mag for providing this information.

    12
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #11

    Neil,
    I suppose it protects the player if the deal falls through, then you don’t have the fans on his case for wanting to leave.

    2
  • niafron

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #12

    So, will not give you a french lesson, but knowing OL usual communication, there s still hope.

    My opinion, they try to buy time for two reasons:

    1 They want the fans to come down, perhaps with an incoming signing.

    2. They maybe still expect a better offer by another club.

    8
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #13

    Maybe Man U are protecting Lingard while he looks for a better option so if he does join us then it doesn’t look like a last resort.

    1
  • dazzler

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #14

    Neil,

    Same with Ndombele too if you see the link I shared.

    1
  • niafron

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #15

    Worst scenario: OL fans reaction was too strong and they will now fight to keep the player.

    0
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #16

    All SSN do is report on what clubs tell them or what people close to clubs, players or agents tell them. If they’ve published inaccurate information, you can bet they’ll be speaking to their source to find out what the hell went on there.

    Unlike for some people, finding the truth actually matters to others.

    5
  • Adamn_92

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #17

    This is what I meant earlier, it’s fine to be excited by try not to get carried away until anything is official.

    Even the in the past realisable SkySports News has been wrong a few times regarding us this window. Changing information every 5 minutes about bid accepted, not accepted, personal terms agreed, not agreed etc. Even the major news outlets and journalists have been wrong with us this window.

    Wait for something official and try not to get carried away. Really hoping this one can happen though.

    6
  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #18

    This is turning into a disaster window.

    Is Chris Wood better than Andy Carroll? No. £25m wasted.
    Is Trippier better than Manquillo? No. £12m wasted.
    Is Dan Burn better than Clark and Lascelles? No. £10m down the drain.
    Is Eddie Howe an upgrade on Steve Bruce? I don’t think so. We’re attempting to sign even worse players than the Bruce era now.

    I hope it comes back to haunt us. Can’t see us signing Carlos, Guimares and Rogerio. We’ll end up with Dan Burn, Matt Target and Dele Ali instead. Joke.

    2
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #19

    Could easily have been put out by OL, an agent, someone connected to our club, or anyone else who has an agenda. Could even have been put out by someone who wants to scupper the deal for us. Trying to find out the truth regarding transfers must be a nightmare task!

    1
  • JohnJ

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #20

    Roll on 11:00pm on Monday 31st January 2022 then WE will know exactly what is what.

    I just want players in that will give us a good fighting chance of staying in the Premier League!

    5
  • niafron

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #22

    Well las, France is not England.

    This kind of reversal under heavy popular pressure are quiet common over here.

    Still, lads like Julien Laurens are reliable sources, so something Realy happened, i m quiet sure of that.

    3
  • wynsleap

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #23

    Surprised that Sky have any time to do transfer reports or investigations seeing as they seem to spend every minute of their working life discussing Boris Johnson’s slice of birthday cake.

    2
  • theartfuldodger

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #24

    Lyon are 11th in their league and going absolutely nowhere.

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #25

    Bollocks to all of them, I’m out for a while 🙂

    2
  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #26

    There’s so much speculating during transfer windows and people say all sorts of things to drum up interest, force clubs to agree fees, persuade players to come/go, etc.

    This could be a push to get Newcastle to agree to a deal structure quickly, instead of protracted discussions with them knowing people will be wary how other deals went.

    0
  • Zorro

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #27

    Nobody wants to come apart from 30 plus year Olds who are at the end of there careers money or not we are not a big club that’s a fact anybody want to dispute that give me your reasons

    4
  • niafron

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #28

    Anyway, full coverage in France at 4 pm CET, will tell you more.

    4
  • theartfuldodger

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #29

    Niafron,

    So thers the club, player, agent and now the fans….Everyones blessings are needed !

    3
  • DaraghL

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #30

    Artful,

    They won their Europa League group and are 4 points off 4th place. Far from over.

    3
  • Assassins Inc

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #31

    Being a Newcastle United supporter during our transfer windows.
    Happy happy happy, ten minutes later, Sad sad sad, five minutes later, Happy happy happy again, three minutes later, Angry angry angry, fifteen minutes later, Happy Confused Angry Sad, seven minutes later, Pissed off pissed off pissed off, four minutes later, wheres that damn bottle I’ve had enough.
    Advert would be.
    Newcastle United, if you drink support us, if you don’t drink, support us and you’ll learn, Newcastle Brown Ale, a drink for every emotion.

    10
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #32

    Found out I’m going to be home, just got a ticket in the Leazes, only seems to be singles left

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #33

    For Villa game, only ever seen us beat Villa at our place so here’s hoping :grittedteeth: emoji.

    3
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #34

    Even up in L7 they’re nearly all sold out.

    3
  • theartfuldodger

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #35

    DaraghL,

    You are correct…

    0
  • niafron

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #36

    theartfuldodger

    Well in France, fans are more influent… and especialy in Lyon.

    3
  • martoon

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #37

    Jail @32 – you should join the cool kids in the Sports Bar 😀

    1
  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #38

    Dan Burn’s nearly 30 and hasn’t done great in his career. What a daft signing that would be. Really disappointed with our business so far. We’ll still go down if we don’t sign the right players. We need at least another 6 first team players brought in.

    3
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #39

    martoon,
    Which one, the Leazes or the ones above the Platinum club.

    0
  • niafron

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #40

    If some of you do speak french a little bit, you can easily find their comments on twitter or in their official forum… they were about burning down le parc OL… and you know how good we french people are at rioting…

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