Saint-Etienne, Sampdoria and Sassuolo are the favourites for Roma striker Gregoire Defrel, with the Ligue 1 side surging forward.
The 28-year-old has just returned from a loan spell with Sampdoria, where he scored 12 goals in 39 competitive appearances.
He is expected to go out on another loan with option to buy and a return to Samp is certainly possible.
This is especially true because their new Coach is Eusebio Di Francesco, who Defrel already worked with at both Sassuolo and Roma.
With that in mind, a comeback for Sassuolo is also an option, where he’d support Francesco Caputo and Domenico Berardi in attack.
However, Le 10 Sport claim Saint-Etienne are taking strong steps to seal a deal for Defrel and had a long meeting to discuss their strategy.
Although Defrel is French, his entire football career has been in Italy, joining the Parma academy in 2011.