Toulouse goalkeeper Christophe Revault is set to sign for Rennes.
The 34-year-old, who lost his number one jersey to Nicolas Douchez last season, is to sign a two-year deal with Rennes subject to passing a medical.
Rennes have stepped up their search for a new shot-stopper in the last few days following Andreas Isaksson's move to Manchester City.
The imminent transfer is likely to spark further speculation that Toulouse could move for Fabien Barthez, but chairman Olivier Sadran has dismissed the suggestion.
"We won't hire Fabien Barthez," he stated.
"Revault can leave if he wants to, because he has given the club so much."
Meanwhile, Toulouse coach Elie Baup confirmed that he was concerned about the fitness of striker Francileudo Santos.
The Tunisian played no part in the World Cup after picking up a thigh injury and has still not returned to full fitness, but Baup is hoping that he will not need surgery.
"When he got injured before the World Cup, the Tunisian team doctor's diagnosis was a muscle problem at the back of the thigh," said Baup.
"But our own examinations rather showed broken ligament at the back of the thigh, which is much more serious.
"The player has a rehabilitation program so we hope to avoid surgery."