Clement Grenier has told beIN Sports he is not considering leaving Lyon, but has admitted he is aware of Newcastle United's interest in him and opened the door to a summer move.
Grenier, 23, signed a two-year contract extension at the Stade de Gerland last summer, and the club have made it clear on a number of occasions they intend to keep hold of the France international midfielder this winter.
OL president Jean-Michel Aulas has already turned down a 17 million-euro offer for captain Maxime Gonalons from Napoli -- like Grenier, a youth academy product -- and though Grenier himself acknowledged a massive bid may change Aulas' mind, he feels his immediate future remains with the seven-time French champions despite the Magpies' firm interest.
"I learned about that in the press this morning, like you. I have no idea what could be going on or what could be said at the moment," he explained. "There was a time when the president said that if there was an attractive offer for me this winter, he would look at it. I don't know if he's received an offer or not.
"I've not at all thought about it. I don't know anything about any offer. No idea.
"For the moment, it's not in my thoughts. I have objectives with Olympique Lyonnais between now and the end of the season, in the short-term. I'm focusing on that. The World Cup is one of my objectives. It's in a little corner of my head.
"Is it preferable for me to stay at Lyon? For the moment, yes. There remain many objectives still at Lyon. I have the good fortune to play frequently. I'm lucky to be at Lyon. After that, we'll see."