"Youssouf Koné must pass his physical after AFCON"
"Youssouf Koné will join [the club] as well. He will be presented after undergoing his medicals. I had given Nabil (Fekir) a chance to leave. Things didn't happen. You have to be realistic now. We need the most amount of players possible. We just don't want him to stay next season with one more year on his contract. Mapou (Yanga-Mbiwa) is at the coach's disposal - just like the other players... As for Anthony (Lopes), we're in discussions. The talks have been long but we're not too far from an agreement. We're also on Andersen's trail. We're getting closer. We're also very close to an agreement with Rayan Cherki."
"We're counting on Pape Cheikh Diop. He hasn't played much but I trust him. I know less about Maxence Caqueret. He won't be around during the preseason. He's a young, local player who can work with us. We want fair and healthy competition. We must have 22 players able to maintain a good level of consistency. Nabil (Fekir) is a great player. We would like to keep him, but we have to respect his wishes. I'm a fan of his game."