Grenier denies training report

  • Last Updated: August 1 2014, 12:19 BST

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.

Clement Grenier: Continues to be linked with a move to Newcastle
Clement Grenier: Continues to be linked with a move to Newcastle

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.