Govou: I want to leave Lyon

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French winger Sidney Govou has told Lyon that he wants to leave the club this summer.

The 26-year-old French international has been an integral part of the club's Ligue 1 championship win and impressive UEFA Champions League display this season.

He was linked with a move to Liverpool last summer, but could not reach a deal with boss Rafa Benitez.

And incoming Rangers boss Paul Le Guen is reported to have made the wide man top of his summer wish list.

Le Guen arrives at Ibrox at the end of the SPL season knowing that the club have missed out on UEFA Champions League football to Hearts for next season, but even that may not deter Govou.

"A lot of things have changed since last year," Govou told Lyon's official website.

"Before I wanted to leave in order to progress, but now I just feel it is the right time for me to experience something else.

"Of course, I would like to play in the Champions League every season of my career, but I have to make choices.

"At the moment, it is not essential for me to play Champions League football, other details count.''