Hull City are 'clear favourites' to land striker Marc-Antoine Fortune, according to Nancy sporting director Nicolas Holveck.
Fortune impressed during a loan spell at West Bromwich Albion last season and a clutch of clubs have been keen to acquire his services this summer.
Celtic, now under the guidance of former Baggies boss Tony Mowbray, have been strongly linked with a move for the forward.
However, the SPL outfit look set to lose out to Premier League team Hull, who confirmed their interest in the 27-year-old on Friday.
Holveck said: "He has had permission to speak to clubs but the most advanced discussions, and the team that is very close to signing him, is Hull City.
"It's highly possible a deal will be agreed over the weekend and, while these things can change at the last minute, Hull are the clear favourites."