"I had a call on the penultimate day of the transfer window [from] Gilles Grimandi for a loan deal," Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas told RMC.
"We believe in the recovery of Yoann. He has just resumed training.
"We made the choice [to keep] Gourcuff, just like last year.
"It was difficult [for him] last year. Hopefully he is going to prove his capabilities this year."