Monaco look set to hand teenage midfielder Serge Gakpe a professional contract.
The 19-year-old burst onto the scene in Ligue 1 this term, but surprisingly is not tied to the Principality outfit.
Monaco are aware the vultures may be circling around for Gakpe's services and now want to thrash out his long-term future.
"I saw him a few days ago and we are set to meet within three weeks to talk about his situation," said sports director Marc Keller.
"Anyway he knows and we have repeated to him that we want to build a team with him."
Although Monaco have struggled in Ligue 1 this term, Gakpe leads the league with five assists.