Nantes and Valenciennes are set to battle it out for the services of Auxerre striker Luigi Pieroni.
The Belgium ace is expected to depart the Stade Abbe-Deschamps during the January transfer window.
Despite having 18 months remaining on his contract at Auxerre, coach Jean Fernandez is open to the 26-year-old's exit.
Everton were interested in summer, while Bordeaux have also been in contact.
However, Nantes and Valenciennes appear to be leading the chase and both look willing to meet Auxerre's é¼2-3million (£1.3-2million) valuation.