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Olympique Lyon eyes Viduka

06/08/2003 10:12:47 PM Comments (0)

Olympique Lyon have confirmed their interest in signing Socceroo Mark Viduka, chairman Jean-Michel Aulas said.

The French champions have not found a reliable replacement for Sonny Anderson, who joined Spanish side Villarreal in July, and have expressed interest in the Leeds striker and Bayern Munich's Claudio Pizarro.

Lyon failed to seal a deal with young South African striker Lesley Manyathela on Monday.

"We have collected a lot of information about Pizarro," Aulas said in an interview published by L'Equipe.

"We know him pretty well. It was him who sunk us in a UEFA Cup match against Werder Bremen a few years ago.

"Bayern didn't want to let him go until recently but since (Roy) Makaay joined (from Deportivo Coruna), things might change a little bit.

"We are reviewing the option to make Viduka come here too.

"We have offered a swap with (defender) Edmilson but he is not too eager to go to England."

Lyon had a disappointing start to the defence of their title when they lost 1-0 to Lille last weekend.

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