Paris St Germain defender Mamadou Sakho could be heading to Lyon.
Bernard Lacombe, advisor to club president Jean-Michel Aulas, said that Lyon will need to sell players before they move into the transfer market but that a centre-back would be at the top of their wanted list.
Sakho is surplus to requirements at ambitious PSG after a year of big spending which has seen Alex arrive in January and AC Milan defender Thiago Silva sign for the club this summer.
"The plan is to sell two players before we start recruiting,'' Lacombe told L'Equipe. "But it's true, we at least need one central defender and maybe a defensive midfielder. That is why we are interested in Mamadou Sakho.''