Unsettled Lyon striker Giovane Elber has reacted angrily to the news that the club has dropped him from their squad list.
Each club in France has to register a squad list containing no more than four non-EU players and Brazilian Elber has been omitted for the remainder of the season.
Brazilians Juninho, Cris, Nilmar and Claudio Cacapa will take up their quota of non-EU players for the rest of the season.
Elber angered doctors at the club earlier this season when he ignnore dtheir advice and underwent a second operation on his ankle.
“On mid-December we agreed I would follow my rehabilitation in Brazil until January 8,” said Elber.
“On January 3, I sent a fax to the club to tell them I would be at their disposal on January 8.
“I am disappointed and hurt because it is the first time I had such problems in a club.
“I can only repeat all this is not very professional. But I won’t wait without reaction, if not I would have stayed in Brazil.
“The best would be for all to be put around a table to have a man’s talk.
“I admit Nilmar is an excellent player. But they can’t ban me like that. There is a problem and we have to settle it.”