Lyon retain keeper Vercoutre

Lyon goalkeeper Remy Vercoutre has agreed to extend his contract with the deposed French champions until 2012, the club said on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old substitute keeper arrived in 2002 from Montpellier to shadow Gregory Coupet then Hugo Lloris in the net.

During his career at Lyon the Frenchman has come onto the field 33 times in league matches and nine times in UEFA Champions League ties.