Aulas hits back at Corchia claims

The Lyon official has responded to the 22-year-old's belief that Aulas' prudence contributed to the failed switch from Sochaux
Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas has refuted claims made by Sochaux defender Sebastien Corchia that his move to Stade de Gerland was scuppered by the club's reluctance to pay an extra €250,000.

The 22-year-old was reportedly on the verge of completing a deal to les Gones this summer before the move fell through, prompting the France Under-21 international to point the finger of blame at the Lyon official for failing to bid the quoted amount.

However, Aulas has since taken to Twitter to cite Sochaux as the reason for the collapsed transfer.

He said: "Actually, Sochaux requested €5.5 million from us while we offered €2.75m, plus another 2 with €500,000 in bonus, but they stayed firm on the price .... over."

The French giants have since signed Sporting Lisbon defender Miguel Lopes on loan, while Corchia will reportedly seek a move abroad.