Former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn wants to be questioned by police so that he can dismiss claims he was linked to a suspected hotel prostitution ring.
His awyer Frederique Beaulieu said Mr Strauss-Kahn "is asking to be questioned to put an end to these insinuations and extrapolations".
The lawyer said Mr Strauss-Kahn expressed his wishes in a statement but has not yet been contacted by police.
Prosecutors in the northern city of Lille are investigating a suspected prostitution ring in France and neighbouring Belgium. The head of Lille's luxury Hotel Carlton was among those detained.
The weekly Journal du Dimanche said Mr Strauss-Kahn's name surfaced in the investigation as a possible client.