Manchester United are one of a number of clubs chasing Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, according to Sky sources.
The in-demand Seri joined Nice from Portuguese side Pacos de Ferreira in 2015 and is believed to have a release clause of around £33m in his contract, which expires at the end of next season.
United’s interest comes as they begin to plan for next season. They will be without Michael Carrick, who is retiring, while doubts remain over the future of Marouane Fellaini, who has six months to run on his deal.
Nice claim Seri came close to joining Barcelona in the summer only for the La Liga leaders to pull out of the deal at the last minute.
Club president Jean-Pierre Rivere said both parties had agreed terms on a £35m deal only for the Ivory Coast international to remain at Nice.
Seri has registered one goal and six assists in 26 matches for Nice this season, who are currently sixth in Ligue 1.