Lyon have entered talks with Angers to sign midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide before the close of the summer transfer window, according to reports.
The 21-year-old has attracted interest from Monaco and Bayern Munich but it appears Lyon could beat both to the punch in signing the youngster.
According to L'Equipe, Lyon have contacted their Ligue 1 counterparts over a potential £18.5million move which could include a sell-on clause.
Lyon are leading the race to sign Angers midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide this summer
The French news outlet claim Lyon sporting director Juninho has sent Florian Maurice to negotiate a deal before the transfer window closes on September 2.
Lyon manager Sylvinho is reportedly in the market to sign a versatile defender and an offensive midfielder as he looks to add plenty of depth.
Reine-Adelaide, formerly of Arsenal, is said to favour a move to Lyon over the likes of Monaco because of Champions League football.
Reine-Adelaide helped Angers get their new season off to a flying start as he scored in their 3-1 win over Bordeaux on Saturday.
The 21-year-old midfielder equalised for Angers in their opening game of the season
Reine-Adelaide (right) gives a thumbs up after scoring Angers' first goal of the season