L’Equipe claims Udinese are about to sign Manchester City talent Seko Fofana.
He spent this season on loan at Bastia in Ligue 1, scoring one goal and providing two assists in 32 games.
The midfielder only turned 21 last month and his contract with Manchester City is due to expire in June 2017.
According to French newspaper L’Equipe, Udinese have agreed terms and are very close to securing his signature.
He has played for France at Under-16, 17, 18 and 19 levels.