Lyon linked with Kuyt

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Lyon are being linked with a move for Feyenoord star Dirk Kuyt, as Gerard Houllier continues his quest for a new striker.

Houllier has made the signing of a new striker his top priority, with Liverpool star Milan Baros still believed to be his number one target.

The Lyon chief, though, is assessing other options and it is believed that Kuyt has come to his attention.

Kuyt has proved his class in the Eredivisie and finished last season as top scorer in the Dutch top flight.

Feyenoord would be reluctant sellers of the former Utrecht man, but a substantial bid could prompt the Kuip paymasters to cash in.

No official contact has been made, but it is believed that Lyon could lodge a summer bid if Houllier fails to bring in Baros or his other target John Carew.

Carew is looking for a move away from Besiktas and Lyon could emerge as bidders for the powerful Norwegian.

The future of Danko Lazovic at De Kuip could rest on whether Kuyt is sold this summer.

Lazovic has struggled to make an impact and is looking for a loan move in a bid to kick-start his career.

Willem II, ADO Den Haag and Groningen are all keen, but Feyenoord are not prepared to leave themselves short on numbers and will wait until later in the summer before deciding whether or not to move the Serbian forward on.