The Catalan giants offered an undisclosed fee plus striker Javier Saviola for the 27-year-old defender, who only days earlier issued a ´come and get me´ plea to the reigning Primera Liga champions.
"I want to make it clear we have refused an offer from Barcelona for Eric Abidal, which included (Javier) Saviola," the Lyon president told the club´s official website, www.olweb.fr.
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