Lyon are hoping to sign Juventus defender Jean-Alain Boumsong on loan for the rest of the season.
The Ligue 1 leaders are short of defensive cover after Brazilian Cleber Anderson was on Saturday ruled out for six months with a serious knee injury.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas told the club´s television channel: "It is necessary for us to replace Cleber Anderson. We are in advanced talks with a French defender who plays for Juventus but as things are not yet signed we cannot confirm it."
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