Grenier denies training report
Reported Newcastle target Clement Grenier has denied reports suggesting he missed a training session in an effort to force a move from Lyon, insisting he is happy to stay with the French side.
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The Magpies have been linked with a move for the France international midfielder, who has claimed he has a knock and is not seeking a move.
Grenier posted on his personal website: "I have read a lot of things about myself recently.
"Just to be clear, Lyon's medical and technical staff have set me a specific programme so I can be back at 100 per cent.
"That includes a period spent training indoors. That is why I have not been present at some of the training sessions.
"I have no problem with the club and have never missed a training session intentionally.
"There is no controversy and my intention is to be back on the pitch and competing as soon as possible."
Lyon start their Ligue 1 campaign with a home match against Rennes on August 10, while their quest to compete in the Europa League group stages got off to a fine start with a 4-1 victory at Mlada Boleslav in their third qualifying round first leg match on Thursday.