Aulas wants Bastos, Kallstrom, Cissokho and Cris to leave Lyon

The OL supremo lambasted the "negative pressure" imposed by certain players last season, as he pinpointed the players he wants to see leave the club this summer
Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has revealed that he wants four of his key players to leave Stade Gerland before the start of the new season.

The club supremo stated that team captain Cris, Michel Bastos, Aly Cissokho and Kim Kallstrom brought "negative pressure" to the squad last term, and has outline a list of names to replace the quartet.

"Last season, a number of players rotted the locker room. They did not play when there was room to win the title and the Coupe de la Ligue," the 63-year-old told Le Progress.

"There was a negative pressure in the changing room. I no longer want it.

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"Cris cannot stay with us. If he goes we will have a plan B, which may very well come from Brazil. Claude Puel had resigned because he feared him. I think it has halted the progress of [Bakary] Kone and [Dejan] Lovren.

"Bastos is a textbook case. It seems Cissokho's agent has changed [his mind] and that he will go, and [Mouhamadou] Dabo will be with us to replace him.

"I have seen a very good Kallstrom at Euro 2012, but I did not see the same with us last season. He could have been transferred last winter, we waited, now we will see. Our budget will decline slightly but will remain the three largest budgets in Ligue 1."

Lyon are currently undertaking pre-season training ahead of a friendly against Athletic Bilbao next week, before facing Montpellier in the Trophee des Champions on July 28 in New York.