Olympique Marseille are ready to renew their attempts to sign Nice outcast Mario Balotelli and could get him as a free agent in January.
According to La Provence newspaper, there will be another offer on the table for the Italy international.
However, Sky Sport Italia claim Balo will terminate his contract with Nice by mutual consent, allowing him to join Marseille for free.
Balotelli had agreed terms with Marseille and even underwent a medical over the summer, but Nice refused to let him go for under €10m.
Even though he boycotted training for several weeks in pre-season, the Italy international eventually returned to Nice.
He has been given 10 Ligue 1 appearances this term and failed to score, arguing with teammates and Coach Patrick Vieira.
His contract is due to expire at the end of the current campaign.