Lyon have confirmed they are still attempting to sign French internationals Franck Ribery and David Trezeguet.
Both players were members of the France team that reached the World Cup final, and have been the subject of transfer speculation in recent weeks.
Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas believes that the French champions are in pole position to sign the duo.
“We are waiting for the favourite moment, then we will be in touch with Marseille in order to negotiate,” Aulas told Lyon’s website.
“We know that l’OM do not plan to let him go.
“Franck remains our number one priority, but we have prepared a number of alternative options that would help us to bounce back if it isn’t possible.”
However, Ribery has revealed he will stay at Marseille until the transfer window reopens next January.
“I will wear Marseille’s shirt until the next mercato, then I will consider offers,” Ribery told Algerian newspaper Al Watan
Trezeguet’s club Juventus, have been relegated to Serie B for their part in the Italian match-fixing scandal and his availability has alerted Lyon.
“A quality player is never too expensive. David is an exceptional player. The Juventus officials ask themselves if they have to let him leave or to keep him,” Aulas told L’Equipe
“Even with his price, he represents 20 to 25 goals a season, and that is fantastic. I think at a certain time we will have to make a decision that matches our ambitions and our abilities. But it is too early yet.”