Aly Cissokho Happy To Stay At Porto After Milan Fiasco

The Frenchman insists he is fit as a fiddle and looks forward to next season with the Dragoes, but was coy over rumours linking him with Lyon.
Aly Cissokho’s move from Porto to Milan fell through last month after the Rossoneri medical staff alleged that the player could be prone to muscular injuries due to a dental issue.

The Rossoneri had reportedly agreed a €15 million fee with the Portuguese club who then refused to re-negotiate the terms of the deal.

“There is a money problem between the clubs and they said I had problems with my teeth to cover it up,” Cissokho explained to French newspaper L’Equipe before starting pre-season training with Porto today.

“There is no truth in it. I came to know of this thing when I was about to leave for my holidays. I was very surprised because I had just passed a medical and no problems had emerged both with the club and the Italian League.

“Now I am focused on Porto. I’ll resume training with the club and I’m very happy. I did not forget that I was still playing at Guegnon only a year ago. I am still 21 and time is on my side to progress.”

But Cissokho refused to be drawn on reports that French giants Lyon are ready to launch a fresh bid for his services.

“I don’t know much about it,” he said. “After what happened, I am cautious. There is still a lot to go in the transfer market and we’ll see.”

Vince Masiello, Goal.com