Stoke, Arsenal and Newcastle are ready to battle it out for the services of Nimes striker Anthony Koura, reports have claimed.
The 22-year-old has caught the eye while playing for the French Ligue 2 side this season and looks set to be offered the chance of a move to the Premier League.
Koura can play on the wing or as an out-and-out striker and has shown his class when firing home nine goals this season.
Newcastle’s chances of doing a deal will hinge on them staying in the Premier League, but Stoke and Arsenal are able to pursue a deal now, which could put them in the box seat.
Nimes are facing up to the prospect of losing their star forward but will hold out for a fee in the region of Â£2million.