Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has admitted he is interested in signing Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh.
On Monday, Chamakh claimed Fulham and Tottenham have both joined the race to sign him, while Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is a confirmed admirer.
Lyon, who are on the look out for a striker following the sale of Karim Benzema to Real Madrid, have now revealed their interest in Chamakh.
“When I see that Chamakh wishes to leave, but that people would authorise a departure to England but perhaps not France, it is regrettable,” Aulas said.
“Because we would be ready to welcome him with open arms.”