Sky Sports understands that Crystal Palace, Norwich and Brentford are among several English clubs looking at Caen centre-back Molla Wague.
The Mali international helped Caen secure promotion to Ligue 1 but his availability on a free transfer this summer has alerted a host of teams.
Premier League outfit Palace, plus Norwich and Brentford who will both be playing in the Championship next term, are keeping tabs on the 23-year-old.
But there is also interest in the former France Under-19 international in his homeland, with Bastia understood to be keen.
Wague came through the youth ranks at Caen but has not been able to agree terms on a new deal and now looks set to be on the move this summer.