Nice have confirmed they are among the sides looking to bring David Trezeguet back to France.
The former Monaco and Juventus striker is keen to return to his homeland this summer after severing ties with Spanish outfit Hercules.
He is now 33 years of age, but he has enjoyed a glittering career and continues to enjoy a lofty standing within the game.
Nice are aware Trezeguet's reputation could work against them, with the financial demands required to complete a deal expected to push them to their limit.
Club chairman Jean-Pierre Rivere said: "We will try to see if we can go any further. Of course we would like to get him.
"It is too early to say what will happen at the moment. I do not know if we have the means and I do not know if he would want to join Nice.
"We will try to meet with him as we have held no talks so far."
Trezeguet's agent has refused to comment on the interest from Nice, but has admitted a deal for his client could be close.
Antonio Caliendo told L'Equipe: "David will make a decision (on his future) very soon."