In a statement released to the French press on Friday, Lyon said the claims were untrue and were published simply to disrupt the Ligue 1 leaders.
It read: "OL is appalled by these reports which only serve to unsettle and disturb Alain Perrin and his players just before two key fixtures: Saturday at the Stade de France against Lille and Tuesday evening at Old Trafford (against Manchester United) for a place in the Champions League quarter-finals."
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