Lyon president admits ‘big players’ could leave the club

“I am going to do everything to keep the players,” Aulas told French publication Le Progress.

“But players who are programmed to play in Europe could want to go elsewhere because we don’t have European football,” he added.

The players Aulas is referring to seem to be the star duo of striker Moussa Dembele, who is wanted by Manchester United and Chelsea, as well as winger Memphis Depay.

Should Dembele and Depay depart, the main man responsibility will likely be on Zimbabwean striker Tinotenda Kadewere, a €15 million signing from Ligue 2 side Le Havre.