DR Congo are hoping that Gael Kakuta will switch international allegiance to them.
The Chelsea starlet, currently on loan at Bolton, is French-born and has been capped by France up to Under-20 level.
But now Claude Le Roy is hoping to persuade him to switch to DR Congo, where his family originates from.
"If Gael would be attracted, how could I not be attracted to him? Of course, he would be welcomed, as any talented players with dual nationality," Le Roy told FranceFootball.
"I would not need to say any special words, I would remain coherent with my arguments: Congo has a great potential, only if all the players of highest level accept to give us help.
"We have the means to build an amazing team."