Aston Villa boss Remi Garde will try to sign Chelsea striker Loic Remy on loan in the January transfer window.
Garde wants the 28-year-old Frenchman to strengthen a Villa side four points adrift at the bottom of the Premier League - and 11 from safety.
"Loic is special because he knows the country and the league and he would be an interesting player for the team," Garde said.
"He is part of some players I'll try to attract to Aston Villa for sure."
Fellow Frenchman Garde was assistant manager at Lyon when Remy started his career at the Stade de Gerland, and will hope the forward can add goals to a Villa side that has scored just 15 times in 19 league games - the lowest in the division.
Remy - who joined Chelsea in a £10.5m move from QPR last year - has started only one Premier League game this season, scoring twice in the League Cup and once in the league.