Bordeaux have joined Nantes in the race to sign CSKA Moscow striker Vagner Love.
Love is looking to leave Russia and CSKA are thought to be willing to sell him.
Nantes looked to be favourites for his signature after holding talks with the Brazilian.
However, Bordeaux are ready to rival Nantes for Love's signature.
Les Girondins boss Ricardo is in the market for a new striker and is a big admirer of Love.
Ricardo is hoping the lure of UEFA Champions League football could persuade him to move to Bordeaux.