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French Fullback Shuns Arsene & Kenny To Stay With Lyon

Damien Comolli has taken the same approach to finding a leftback that blind Bernard takes to playing darts here in the Tavern.  If you throw enough darts, one of them will stick.

If you were to believe all the press reports, Liverpool have certainly thrown enough darts, they have been linked with every left full back under the sun, and I suppose it is no surprise that some of those are now coming back with a negative response.

Lyon defender Aly Cissokho has spoken out and stated his desire to remain at his current club despite interest from Liverpool, Arsenal, Real Madrid and AC Milan.

Cissokho has moved around Europe during his time, he spent a couple of seasons playing in the French lower leagues before he moved to Portugal where he first played for Vitoria, before moving onto Porto which is where he began to make a name for himself.  There was talk of a transfer to Milan however due to a bit of a farcical medical involving teeth, and spines, the transfer never came off.

Instead Cissokho moved to France to play for Lyon in a deal worth around £13million, he is now approaching the end of his second season in Ligue 1 and there was suggestion that his time in his native country was running out.  He had been linked to many big clubs, but our friends at talksport have given us these latest quotes suggesting that the Frenchman wants to remain with Lyon:

“I have arrived at Lyon and things have not gone badly for me. I have got into the France team and I am thankful for the confidence they have shown in me….I am not thinking about interest from other clubs.”.

Well there goes that rumour out of the window.  Refreshing to see a player commit to a club and say that they want to repay the faith shown in them.  Of course the problem remains that we have no idea how true it is, and to what extent money talks.

He is showing signs of developing into a quality player and he would definitely cure Liverpool’s defensive ailments, but at this point it looks as if they might be better off looking at other targets, because it appears that Cissokho is going nowhere.  Back to the drawing board Mr Comolli!

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