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Lyon consider Faubert option

French champions waiting for Fred to find a club

Faubert: An option for Lyon

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French champions Lyon have hinted at an interest in signing West Ham United midfielder Julien Faubert.

The former Bordeaux man has recently suggested he is keen to return to French football to boost his national team prospects.

He has been linked with Nantes and Paris St Germain, while Faubert has claimed he would relish the chance to join Lyon.

The Ligue 1 leaders are looking to strengthen their right-hand side and special advisor Bernard Lacombe concedes Faubert is one option being considered.

Several trails

"Fauber is a player that is capable of getting our attention," Lacombe told Le 10 Sport.

"But we have several trails. The right full-back position is our priority."

Lacombe also confirmed there has yet to be any movement regarding the situation of Fred, who claimed last week he was wanted by Stoke City.

The Brazilian striker has been linked with a move to Palmeiras and Lyon are waiting for any offers to take Fred on a free transfer.

"The Fred situation doesn't improve," added Lacombe. "We haven't had any offer from Palmeiras. They can't invest money on a free transfer.

"Fred is free! Fred just has to find a club."