Former Everton target Luigi Pieroni could be on his way out of Auxerre after failing to hold down a regular starting place.
Pieroni has found himself behind summer signings Daniel Nicuale and Ireneusz Jelen in the pecking order so far this season.
The Belgium international striker has so far started 11 games this season and reports in France suggest Nantes may be interested in his services.
Nantes are looking to replace the disappointing Dennis Oliech and are thought to be ready to make an offer for Pieroni.
Pieroni had talks with Everton over the summer but stayed in France in the hope of becoming a regular feature for Auxerre.
However, with starts hard to come by, a move may well be on the cards for the highly-rated front man.