Lyon complete double swoop

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French champions Lyon have moved to bolster their squad with the capture of Sochaux striker Pierre-Alain Frau and Lille defender Eric Abidal.

Frau, 24-years-old, has proved an impressive performer for Sochaux - netting 63 goals in six seasons with the French club.

Dominating central defender Abidal, who turned down a bid from Paris Saint Germain in order to pen a deal with Lyon, has spoken of his delight over the move.

''It's true that Paris and Lyon both wanted me but I had to make a choice,'' Abidal told

''The challenge they offer is better, the ambition is extremely high and I liked the challenge.

''Frau and I were Lyon's top priorities and we will both make sure the club wins a fourth title.''