Sochaux coach Alain Perrin has renewed optimism that he may be able to snare Anthony Le Tallec from Liverpool.
Perrin announced last week that the deal had fallen through due to complications, but he now believes that Reds boss Rafa Benitez will allow him to head out to Stade Bonal.
Benitez is looking to loan the French starlet out for the duration of the season, but first wants assurances that Le Tallec would play regularly.
Sochaux are struggling badly for attacking options, and Perrin has insisted that Le Tallec would be given a key role.
"Today I have just one experienced forward, Alvaro Santos," Perrin explained. "The others are all under 20.
"We must reinforce our attack.
"I will just have to show Benitez the list of my players to prove that Le Tallec would play regularly."