Olympique Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas insists Roma winger Amantino Mancini wants a move to France.

"I travelled to Rome and met Mancini and his agent and they were both in favour of a move to Lyon," Aulas told France Football.

"Mancini really wanted to come here, but Roma wouldn't let him go. He believes that a deal could be done in January because he left us by saying he would see us soon."