Makoun waiting for Aston Villa deal to be closed
The Makoun transfer is still very much in the offing, says the Birmingham Mail, with discussions ongoing with the Ligue 1 club over the 27-year-old's fee.
"I am just trying to concentrate on my game," said Makoun. "It is true that there are offers for me, but I still have a contract here and I must respect that.
"There is a lot of talk about me in this transfer window, but it is the same for many players and I need to remain focused on Lyon.
"All I want to do is play, that's what matters."
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