Moroccan defender Abdeslam Ouaddou is being linked with a return to the Premier League.
The 29-year-old spent a two-year spell with Fulham from 2001 before he joined Rennes.
After impressive time at Rennes he was snapped up by Olympiakos but he did not settle in Greece and was allowed to move back to France in January 2007 to sign for Valenciennes.
Now after an impressive campaign with Valenciennes a number of clubs are tracking him.
French reports now claim that Middlesbrough, Newcastle, West Brom and Stoke are all tracking him.
However, Nancy - the club he began his career with - are also tracking him and they could have the extra lure of Champions League football next term.