England defender Lucy Bronze leaving Lyon after Champions League

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England defender Lucy Bronze, her country's female player of the year for 2019, said on Thursday she would be leaving French side Olympique Lyonnais when her contract expires at the end of the month.

"I won't be staying at Lyon, I know that for sure," the 28-year-old told BBC radio.

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The right-back, who helped England reach the women's World Cup semifinals in France last year, has been linked to a move back to her former club Manchester City.

Lyon are chasing a fifth consecutive Champions League title in a 10-day tournament starting in Spain on Friday and Bronze has signed a short-term extension to cover that after her original deal expired in June.

The French side play Bayern Munich in a quarterfinal in Bilbao on Saturday.