Lyon are interested in signing Crystal Palace defender Mamadou Sakho, according to reports.

The French club want to bolster their squad ahead of their Champions League campaign.

And they have identified Sakho, who featured 20 times for Palace last season, as a transfer target.

The France international has Champions League experience after playing for Paris Saint-Germain.

Lyon raided the Premier League last summer by signing Bertrand Traore and Memphis Depay from Chelsea and Manchester United, respectively.

And French publication Le Progres claims they could strike again to sign Sakho.

Palace boss Roy Hodgson is a huge admirer of Sakho, who forged a strong partnership with James Tomkins to help secure their top-flight survival.

The Eagles brought the ex-Liverpool man to Selhurst Park in a £26m deal less than a year ago.