Incoming Rangers boss Paul Le Guen is believed to have put Lyon forward Sidney Govou at the top of his shopping list.
Le Guen is already planning major changes at Ibrox when he takes over from Alex McLeish at the end of this season.
The Frenchman is scouring the transfer market for reinforcements and reports emanating from France claim he is ready to raid old club Lyon for Govou.
Govou came close to leaving Lyon last summer as he seeks a new experience away from Stade Gerland.
Le Guen is a big admirer of Govou having worked with him at Lyon and is hoping to lure him to Scotland.
Lyon are thought to be willing to let him leave for the right offer and Le Guen is ready to firm up his interest in the versatile forward.
Govou's agent Frederic Guerra insists he has not had any contact with Le Guen or Rangers over the player.
"I haven't received any phone calls about that," Guerra told skysports.com.
"We are obliged to wait to know about the situation.
"Maybe Le Guen has asked Lyon for Sidney, but he hasn't called me yet."
Rangers are also reported to be tracking Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh.
Chamakh has earned rave reviews for Bordeaux in the last couple of seasons with his goalscoring exploits and a number of clubs are thought to be keeping an eye on him.
Le Guen is believed to be keen to bolster his attacking options and has made some new forwards his top priority.