Houllier ponders Owen bid with Essien cash

August 16, 2005
By Patrick Vignal
PARIS, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Olympique Lyon will try to land a world-class player once the sale of Michael Essien to Chelsea for a record fee goes through - and they hope it will be Michael Owen.

The French champions will certainly have plenty of cash, with Chelsea set to pay £24million for Ghana midfielder Essien, a record for a transfer involving a Ligue 1 player.

The transfer is expected to go ahead after a medical thought to be later on Tuesday.

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