Lyon have confirmed they are interested in signing Manchester United duo Mikael Silvestre and Gabriel Heinze.
The French champions are looking for a replacement for Cris, the Brazilian centre-back who has been ruled out for six months with a knee injury.
Heinze’s future remains up in the air after a Premier League tribunal ruled that he would not be allowed to move to Liverpool.
Lyon coach Alain Perrin has now admitted the Argentinian would be a perfect signing.
“We are waiting for a response about Gabriel Heinze,” said Perrin.
“He really has the profile of the player we are looking for.”
Like Heinze, Silvestre is no longer a first-choice starter at United and there has been speculation about his future.
Perrin commented: “His agent has made a discreet appeal to us.
“Mikael has the advantage of being a versatile left-footer as well. We must now see the conditions in which he could come.”