Previous
Hellas Verona
Juventus
2
2
FT
Game Details
Arsenal
Aston Villa
4
0
FT
Game Details
Borussia Dortmund
VfL Wolfsburg
1
3
FT
Game Details
AJ Auxerre
Paris Saint-Germain
0
1
LIVE 86'
Game Details
Athletic Bilbao
Barcelona
0
2
LIVE 63'
Leg 1
Game Details
Mexico
Guatemala
ESPN3 10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
New York City FC
Houston Dynamo
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
United States
South Korea
8:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Next
By ESPN Staff

Lyon: No Real Madrid bid for Ben Arfa

French champions Lyon have denied they ever received a bid from Real Madrid for Hatem Ben Arfa. The 21-year-old winger joined Marseille this week for an undisclosed fee after a week of wranglings between the two Ligue 1 sides. Ben Arfa insisted on Wednesday Real Madrid had tried to sign him, and that Lyon had encouraged him to join the Spanish champions for financial reasons. Lyon though have disputed their former player's claims. A statement on the club's official website stated: 'Olympique Lyonnais are keen to confirm that we have never had the slightest contact with Real Madrid concerning the transfer of Hatem Ben Arfa, and therefore never 'sent' representatives from the Spanish club to see Ben Arfa. 'OL can confirm that only two clubs showed an interest in signing the player: Marseille and Paris St-Germain. 'President Jean-Michel Aulas informed the player of this in order to find out his choice, which was Marseille.'

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.