Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is set to revive his bid for Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.
The Ivory Coast international turned down a move to Lyon last summer as he prepared to leave Olympique Marseille.
The News of the World says Aulas has demanded Drogba be included in any offer for Lyon midfielder Michael Essien, who has already been the subject of a rejected bid from Chelsea chief Peter Kenyon.
Only yesterday, Aulas remarked: "We can't always get the players we want. Last year we wanted to sign Drogba, but he chose Chelsea."