Olympique Lyon president Jean-Alain Michel has admitted interest in Manchester United defender Gabriel Heinze.

Aulas said: "Heinze is a player who figures in our plans. We are well aware of his quality." Heinze said: "I still don't have a clear future.

"I have not spoken with Lyon because I believed my option was Liverpool. I would like a solution. Not playing would be negative for me and also for the club."