Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has revealed he is interested in bringing Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh to the Stade Gerland next season.
The 25-year-old, who has earned 50 caps for Morocco scoring 15 goals, has netted 12 times in Ligue 1 this season.
Both Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland are believed to be chasing the highly-rated forward, while Chamakh himself recently admitted it would be difficult to turn down Spurs' arch rivals Arsenal should the Gunners come calling.
“I have heard about the Arsenal rumours. But my agent does not want to talk to me about them so that I stay focused until the end of the season," he told Aujourd’hui Sport.
“I want to play in the Premier League and a club like Arsenal would be a dream. If they were to come calling, I would certainly give them a positive answer. But there is nothing concrete at the moment.”
However, Lyon chief Aulas has since announced he would be interested in snatching the hot-shot from their Ligue 1 rivals, if the opportunity presented itself.
"I always liked Chamakh. At the time we wanted to recruit, Bordeaux clearly refused. But things can change," he told Sud Ouest.
"In any case, we will strengthen. And perhaps once the championship is finished, we can do business."
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