St Etienne sporting director Dominique Rocheteau admits that he would love to bring Lille striker Pierre-Alain Frau to the club.
The experienced 30-year-old forward has been a stalwart in Ligue 1 over recent seasons and has had spells at Sochaux, Lyon, Lens and Paris St Germain.
Lille are currently top of Le Championnat and Rocheteau concedes it is unlikely the club will be able to engineer a move for the frontman.
However, the St Etienne supremo admits that Frau is an excellent player that is certainly of interest.
"We know Frau. He's an experienced player," Rocheteau told RMC.
"Of course he would be interesting to us, because he knows Le Championnat well and can play in several different positions.
"But to me, there is no reason for him to leave his current club."