According to the Daily Mail, Aston Villa have contacted French giants Lyon over a potential deal for striker Claudio Beauvue.
Villa sit bottom of the Premier League table having won just once so far this season, and many already believe that Remi Garde's men are doomed for relegation, as with just eight points to their name from 20 games, they are 11 points adrift of safety.
Manager Garde is still waiting for his first win as Villa boss, and it's unclear what their plans for January will be; whether they will seek major reinforcements in a desperate bid to achieve survival or simply plan for relegation by signing Championship-level players.
Now though, the Daily Mail suggest that Villa have made contact with Lyon over a potential deal for their striker Claudio Beauvue, who has struggled at the Stade Gerland.
Beauvue, 27, hit 27 goals for Guingamp last season, and was seen as the man to take some pressure of star striker Alexandre Lacazette - but that hasn't happened.
With just six goals in 26 games for Lyon, the Guadeloupe born striker has struggled to replicate his record from last season, and a January exit could be on the cards.
It's believed that Garde is looking to raid his former club by opening talks over signing Beauvue this month, given that major summer signing Rudy Gestede has yet to hit a run of goalscoring form since joining from Blackburn Rovers - and Garde will hope that Beauvue is the man to save Villa from relegation.