Genoa forward Danijel Aleksic has announced that he is on the verge of securing a switch to St Etienne.
Serbia international Aleksic joined Genoa in January 2010 but struggled to make an impact in Italy and has endured a difficult couple of years.
But he is now looking forward to embarking on a new challenge in France, after being identified by St Etienne as somebody who could bolster their attacking options.
"A few days ago I went to France to talk with St Etienne," the 20-year-old told Sportski Zurnal.
"We struck a deal and everything is sorted out. I just have to pass a medical exam and sign a contract.
"The last few months were tough for me as I didn't know what the future would bring but now everything is sorted out and I'm as happy as can be."