Lopez keen to stay put at Lyon

The Argentine striker claims he is unaware of talks linking him with a move to Malaga, and hopes his club strengthen over the summer in order to mount a title challenge next term
Lisandro Lopez has committed his immediate future to Olympique Lyonnais after dismissing speculation over a possible summer transfer.

The forward, who joined Lyon in 2009 from Porto, is said to have been disappointed with the club's progress in 2011-12, which saw them finish only fourth in Ligue 1, coupled with an early Champions League exit to APOEL in the last 16.

This coupled with reports linking him with a switch to La Liga outfit Malaga have led to rumours of a departure, but Lopez insists he has not been in contact with any potential suitors and is continuing to believe his career lies at Stade Gerland.

"I have no doubts concerning my Lyon future at the moment," Lisandro told Le Progres.

"No one has spoken with me. I have seen rumours in the newspapers but I have not had any direct contacts. For now I am not worried.

"But I repeat, I hope we conceive a team able to match the ambitions of the board."

Lopez has scored 68 goals in 127 appearances for Les Gones over the past three years.