Lyon president hopes to keep Tolisso, Lacazette

Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas believes it's important for the club to retain the services of Corentin Tolisso and Alexandre Lacazette.

The Ligue 1 outfit have two crucial fixtures coming up, with Bordeaux awaiting them on Friday before the first leg of the Europa League last 16 against Roma.

Aulas is hopeful that his team can make it all the way in the Europa League, while also holding on to the talents of Tolisso and Lacazette.

He told the club's official website: "This is an important weekend for OL. Our supporters have been very good. We have the best fans in France and a team that's doing very well. The next match at Bordeaux will be even more decisive.

"We have a lot of talent up front. I hope that we go and win the Europa League with Lacazette and Tolisso and that they're here next season. If we can keep them, so much the better.

"AS Roma is one of the best teams in the competition. It's a difficult team to draw, but we have everything we need to compete. In terms of talent, we're not inferior.

"We need the stadium full for the first leg. We need to go to the second leg with the desire to go right to the end."