Clement Grenier
Clement Grenier says he's happy at Lyon. Reuters

Lyon playmaker Clement Grenier has admitted that it won't be his decision whether he stays or goes to Newcastle but the France international says he's happy at his current club.

Grenier is believed to be high on Alan Pardew's wishlist as the side prepare for life without Yohan Cabaye, who left the club this month for Paris Saint Germain after a standout season.

But the BBC are reporting that a bid for an unknown amount has been rejected by Lyon for the 23 year old, though Grenier insists he knows nothing of the interest from Newcastle at this stage.

"I don't know much about it," he told Foot Mercato. "I read the press and I saw my name written next to Newcastle but I don't have more information than this.

"The transfer window closes on Friday so we'll see, but I've still got lots of objectives I want to achieve personally and collectively with Lyon. In my head I'm not thinking about the transfer window and transfer rumours.

"In football things go very quickly, we don't have our destiny in our own hands."

Newcastle are believed to be ready to spend at least a portion of the £19m they took in for the sale of Cabaye though whether they will spend the entire amount remains to be seen.

Grenier made the move from Lyon's youth set-up into the senior side in 2009 and has since become an integral part of the Ligue 1 side's squad. With the club currently in sixth place in the table the young star might be tempted to move to England but the upcoming World Cup complicates matters with game time particularly important.

Should Newcastle be able to promise regular time on the pitch Grenier might consider leaving but Lyon appear set on keeping him with club president Jean-Michael Aulas saying they want to keep the current team together this month.

"We will be very wise. We have players who have been approached: there have been proposals for Maxime Gonalons and Clement Grenier," he explained to Le10Sport.

"There were also efforts for our attackers, especially a youngster who has been very successful, and Yoann Gourcuff too.

"That said, we took the decision to take the sporting rout and keep the team together because they are a cohesive group."