Nice look set to move for Utrecht striker Marc-Antoine Fortune as they seek to preserve their status in the French top flight.
The Ligue 1 strugglers have already added Bordeaux front man Lilian Laslandes on loan in a bid to boost their attacking output.
Having scored just 15 goals in 19 games so far this season they find themselves a point adrift of safety.
And the club's financers are anxious to ensure the team do not suffer the pain of relegation, so they have turned to the Eredivisie.
Frenchman Fortune has attracted interest from a number of Ligue 1 clubs and could now return home after a season-and-a-half at Nieuw Galgewaard.
Fortune's arrival might also spell the end for Matt Moussilou's stay at Nice as he has been linked to Auxerre, along with Souleymane Camara, who has an offer to join Montpellier in Ligue 2.