Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas went further, declaring: "He started with two proposals: one to renew his contract, the other to leave for the amount needed for his signing. That is £11 million. This is exactly what Marseille are willing to pay.
"I do not want to say more because with l'OM it is always a little difficult to negotiate with. But if Hatem wants to stay, we would welcome him with open arms."