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Lyon eye Marseille forward Gignac

Ligue 1 leaders Lyon launched an all-out charm offensive on France and Marseille`s Andre-Pierre Gignac Thursday, as both the club`s president and coach admitted interest in signing the forward in June.

Lyon eye Marseille forward Gignac

Paris: Ligue 1 leaders Lyon launched an all-out charm offensive on France and Marseille`s Andre-Pierre Gignac Thursday, as both the club`s president and coach admitted interest in signing the forward in June.

"I really like Gignac. He is Marseille`s best player," president Jean-Michel Aulas told `Le Phoceen`, a website that focuses on Marseille news.

"I know his contract ends in June, of course. If we had the top two French goalscorers in the same club, it would be interesting, don`t you think?" he added.

"I don`t know if we can sign him but, if we have the chance of playing the Champions League, having Gignac and (Alexandre) Lacazette up front alongside (Nabil) Fekir, I don`t think we could do better."

Coach Hubert Fournier also had positive things to say about Gignac.

"His contract situation could be a great opportunity. Especially as, if we qualify for the Champions League, we won`t be the richest. He`s a possible lead for us, among others," Fournier confessed.

Gignac, 29, is second in the Ligue 1 scoring charts behind Lacazette but ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, having found the back of the net 16 times for Marseille this season. 

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