If Alexandre Lacazette goes, Lyon are going to need a new striker.

Some would point to Nabil Fékir and Maxwel Cornet as potential candidates to fill the void, since they’re already at the club, but if SportMania in Ivory Coast are to be believed, the Ligue 1 side are looking at someone else.

According to the website, Lyon have already made contact with Manchester City’s Wilfried Bony, whose future at the Etihad is non-existent once he returns from his loan from Stoke.

Pep Guardiola clearly isn’t keen on having the Ivory Coast international in his squad next season, and a move to Ligue 1, a league he is yet to play in, could be on the cards.

SportMania explain that Jean-Michel Aulas is interested in the player’s profile, and the French club have reached out to his entourage, even if that’s as far as talks have gone for now.

A source close to the player said: “It’s true that Lyon have contacted us, but there’s nothing concrete yet with them. Wilfried has a lot of offers, we’re going to think about it and make the right choice when the time comes.”

During his loan at Stoke, the Manchester City forward scored two goals in 10 league appearances under Mark Hughes, who appears to have lost all trust in the former Swansea star.