Aulas confirms Ben Yedder interest

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Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas revealed the club is interested in signing in-form striker Wissam Ben Yedder from Ligue 1 rivals Toulouse in the off-season.

Toulouse are in real danger of being relegated from the French top flight this season as they are currently 19th in the Ligue 1 table, four points away from safety with just three games to play.

Ben Yedder has been one of few positives for the club this season, and his record of 22 goals in all competitions this term has caught the eye Olympique Lyon.

"He could be [a potential summer recruit]," Aulas said after their 3-2 win over Toulouse on Saturday in which Ben Yedder scored his club's second goal.

"He's a great player. A lot of teams would like to have him next year. With a stronger team than Toulouse, he should be able to assert himself in the French league."

According to reports, both Sevilla and Marseille tried and failed to buy the striker at the start of the season, while Lyon had an offer rebuffed in January, with Toulouse president Olivier insisting he would not let the player leave halfway through the season.

However, the Pitchouns are unlikely to be able to hang on to their star striker through another transfer window, especially if they are relegated to Ligue 2.