No Lyon contact over move for Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez – agent
Lyon have not contacted Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez about a potential move from Bayer Leverkusen, his agent has told footmerdcato.net.
Hernandez, 29, has 12 months left on his Leverkusen deal, but their mid-table Bundesliga finish saw them miss out on European football.
That sparked speculation that Mexico international Hernandez would seek to leave, and Lyon — likely to lose last season’s top scorer Alexandre Lacazette in the summer — have been heavily linked with a move for him.
But agent Eduardo Hernandez said: “There’s nothing new for the moment. In France, he’s perhaps been talked of at Lyon, but there’s been no contact.
“Chicharito hasn’t decided anything yet. He’s with the national team [for the Confederations Cup] and that’s all.”
The agent said Real Sociedad’s Carlos Vela, another of his clients — also linked with Lyon — was in the same situation.
“People have perhaps talked about it in France, but not in our agency nor in their respective clubs,” he added.
Ian is ESPN’s French football correspondent. Twitter: @ian_holyman