Nice are reportedly set to launch an impressive raid for Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio.
The 32-year-old came through the ranks at the Bianconeri and barring a season on loan at Empoli, has played his entire career in Turin.
However, a knee injury suffered in 2015-16 has robbed him of some of his previous sharpness and he has largely had to make do with a place on the bench.
The arrival of Emre Can means it could be a similar situation this season and Massimiliano Allegri is thought to be open to selling him.
Nice have made a habit of reinvigorating players whose star has faded elsewhere and are keen on bringing him to the Allianz Arena.
A fee of 7m euros is being mooted as enough to seal a deal but there could be other interest from elsewhere in Ligue 1.
Reports in France are also linking Monaco with a potential move, as they seek to replace Joao Moutinho’s experience in midfield.