Grenier in no rush to leave Lyon
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."