Ajaccio chairman Alain Orsoni has confirmed that his club managed to get Lille midfielder Benoit Pedretti for free.
Benoit Pedretti and Marko Basa are both rumoured to be summer targets for Ligue 1 champions Lille.
Benoit Pedretti is to undergo surgery on the groin problem which has ended his 2010/11 campaign.
Auxerre have been rocked by the news that club captain Benoit Pedretti could be sidelined for up to a month.
Auxerre's injury troubles continue to mount, with Benoit Pedretti and Cedric Hengbart laid low.
Benoit Pedretti remains optimistic Auxerre can qualify for the knockout phase of the Champions League.
Benoit Pedretti is set to remain at Auxerre and is setting his sights on an international recall.